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Importance of Tourism

Tourism is extremely important to Greenbrier County. The following 2008 statistics highlight the state of the tourism industry in West Virginia, as well as Greenbrier County. For additional information, please feel free to contact the CVB at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 304-645-1000.

Top States of Visitor Origin:


West Virginia Research



  • Travelers to the Mountain State left a $4.3 billion impact from direct travel spending in 2008.

  • The travel industry in WV employs 44,000 individuals and generates more than $912 million in earnings annually.

  • Tourism saves each household in the state $799 in state and local taxes to maintain current service levels.



2012 Economic Impact Study of WV Division of Tourism
2010_Economic_Impact_WV_Division_of_Tourism.pdf (PDF - 402 KB)
2008_Economic_Impact_Study_WV_Div_of_Tourism.pdf (PDF - 514 KB)
2006 Overnight Profile - WV Div. of Tourism (PDF - 2.4 MB)
2006 Motorcoach Economic Impact Study - WV Div. of Tourism (PDF - 296 KB)

Greenbrier County Research



  • Tourism supports 2,060 jobs and nearly $83.2 million in earnings.

  • Tourism generates over $2.6 million in local government revenue.

  • Greenbrier County ranks 5th in the state for overall travel spending.

  • The county is easily accessed by six exits along Interstate 64.



Greenbrier County Travel & Tourism Research Study - Phases I & II
Greenbrier County CVB Annual Report Fiscal Year 2012-2013