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BreakFAST with BMO: Tourism Turbocharge with Christine Rebout

BreakFAST with BMO: Tourism Turbocharge with Christine Rebout

Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main St., Janesville, WI, 53545

7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

2022 was a record-breaking year for tourism spending in communities across Wisconsin, and the trend in Janesville was no different. Visitors spent a record-breaking $159 million in Janesville during 2022, generating a total economic impact of $240 million. That total sustained 1,136 jobs (a 3.9% increase vs. 2021) and generated $13.7 million in state and local tax revenues (a 7% increase vs. 2021). The most recent 2023 hotel room tax revenues have climbed to their highest levels ever, signaling a strong economy with a healthy tourism sector that is able to draw visitors from across the region and country. 

As the Woodman’s Sports and Convention Center comes online, the tourism sector will only grow, and industries like Retail Trade, Accommodation & Food Services, and the Arts, which collectively account for approximately 20% of the Rock County economy, will benefit. Join us to hear from Christine Rebout, Executive Director of the Janesville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, about tourism’s impact on the local economy and what the organization’s plans are to support continued growth in tourism and associated sectors. Learn how your organization can best benefit from our growing local tourism economy.

Sponsored by BMO, this member-exclusive event includes a light breakfast and networking from 7:30-7:55 a.m. The presentation starts at 8 a.m., followed by a Q&A session.

You must be a Forward Janesville member to attend. Registration is required. Please register here.

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Remember: When your organization is a member of Forward Janesville, member benefits are extended to all employees.