Ohio's Appalachian Country

Economic Impact of Tourism in our Appalachian Region

Tourism is an integral and driving component of the Appalachian regional economy, sustaining 7.9% of salaried employment. Visitors to the Appalachian region generated business sales of $5.9 billion, directly and indirectly, in 2019. Tourism is a diverse composite of economic activities and includes transportation, recreation, retail, lodging, and food and beverage sectors. For more information, please click on the Learn More button below.