Eau Claire tourism grows by 12.5%
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Eau Claire (WQOW) -- Eau Claire continues to draw tourists in, and Wisconsin's Department of Tourism has the numbers to prove it.
In 2017, visitors directly spent $257 million in Eau Claire. That's a 12.5 percent increase since 2016. Visit Eau Claire's Executive Director, Linda John, credits the downtown developments such as the confluence project, and events like our music festivals, for bringing tourists to our city.
"We just have become this gem as sort of the arts culture, independent spirit, entrepreneurial, it's a great place to come start your own business, go to school, retire," said John. "Sometimes people think they have...