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Study: Visitors Spent $1.14 Billion In Wake County In 2004

Posted July 29, 2005 1:10 a.m. EDT

— A new survey shows Wake County is second in North Carolina for visitor spending.

Visitors to the county poured $1.14 billion into the local economy in 2004, or just over $3 million per day, according to the

Travel Industry Association of America's

annual study.

Mecklenburg County was ranked No. 1 with $2.7 billion and Guilford, Dare and Buncombe counties round out the top five.

The Wake County total of $1.14 billion represents a 5 percent increase from last year's figure of $1.08 billion. Overall, the statewide increase for domestic visitors was 4.9 percent, up to $13.3 billion.