Tourism and hospitality are one of the major industries in the 12th distinct. Mike was successful in working with other Legislators to secure funding to a new statewide tourism initiative.
In Chelan County over $500 million dollars were spent in 2017 on accommodations alone. For just every $61,000 dollars spent in Chelan County tourism spending, one job is created.
Tourism in Washington is a $16-billion-dollar industry and generates over 170,000 jobs. A state wide tourism Initiative should be a priority for the legislature.