Tourism Works for BeaufortBack
Beaufort County is ranked
#3 out of 46 counties

Tourism is the
#1 job creator
for Beaufort County.

Tourism generates over $1.3 billion
in annual revenue for
Beaufort County.

Source:  SCPRT/US Travel Assn. Sept 2016, non-government jobs

Economic Impact

Beaufort County

  • Horry County received nearly $3.9 billion in domestic travel expenditures to lead all of South Carolina's 46 counties. Charleston County ranked second with $2.2 billion, followed by Beaufort County with $1.3 billion.

  • Beaufort County posted nearly $1.3 billion in domestic traveler expenditures to rank third or 10.0 percent of the state total. These expenditures supported $237.6 million in payroll as well as 13,500 jobs within the county.

South Carolina

During 2014, domestic travelers to South Carolina spent close to $12.5 billion on transportation, lodging, food, entertainment and recreation and incidentals, up 3.2 percent from 2014 before any inflation adjustment.

  • $1.8 billion in tax revenue for federal, state and local governments in 2014, up 6.8 percent.

  • Domestic traveler expenditures directly supported 120,500 jobs within South Carolina in 2015, a 3.2 percent increase from 2014.

United States

  • $947 billion in direct travel spending by domestic and international travelers.

  • $50.0 billion in travel trade surplus was generated in 2012.

  • $231.6 billion travel-generated payroll.

  • In 2013, travel directly generated nearly 8 million U.S. jobs.

  • $8.2 million American workers are directly and indirectly employed by travel.

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