Tourism Workforce Study Results

Posted on November 30, 2016

Calendar year 2017 will see Visit Baltimore's state-mandated hotel-tax funding come up for renewal before the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis, and a new administration and much-changed City Council take up residency in City Hall. For these and more reasons, Visit Baltimore decided to take a closer look at how our meetings and tourism industry creates jobs and opportunities for residents from every city neighborhood and every surrounding jurisdiction.

With the help of you, our members, we gathered some basic staffing data for a study we commissioned to determine where our members live so we could stress the larger impact of Baltimore tourism with our elected officials. The study found that Baltimore tourism – by example of our member network – directly employs more than 48,763 jobholders residing in 22 Maryland legislative districts spanning seven counties including Baltimore city.

A closer look of jobholders at the zip code level estimates roughly half – or 23,026 – of those jobholders reside in any one of the 14 Baltimore city council districts.

To see more of the study's results, click here.

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