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Travel Industry

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

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