Visitor Spending Rises in 98 of 100 North Carolina Counties in 2010

RALEIGH – Gov. Bev Perdue announced today that 98 of the state’s 100 counties saw increases in visitor spending in 2010, including 13 counties that had double-digit increases. Data from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development showed that three counties had more than a billion dollars in visitor spending in 2010 (Mecklenburg, Wake and Guilford), while Dare, Buncombe, Forsyth, and Durham counties all had more than half a billion in spending.