Tourism is a powerful jobs and economic development generator in Macon. In 2016,the Bibb County's tourism industry:
Supported 3,633 jobs
Generated $364.50 million in direct tourism spending
Generated $16.34 million in state tax revenues
Generated $9.97 million in local tax revenues
Generated $92.17 million in payroll
Each Bibb County household would need to be taxed an additional $459 per year to replaces taxes generated by tourism economic activity.
Bibb County also ranked 10th of 159 Georgia counties for FY2016 tourism expenditure levels.
*Results provided by Travel Industry Association commissioned by
the Georgia Department of Economic Development