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Tourism on rise in Bulloch
Economic impact: $111 million and creation of 1,000 jobs
Die-hard Georgia Southern football fans Mike and Crystal Neely, bottom, celebrate with the rest of Paulson Stadium during the 2012 home opener last September. More than 100,000 fans attend GSU football games every season.
The economic impact of tourism in Bulloch County continues to rise as evidenced in the most recent statistics released by the Georgia Department of Economic Development - Tourism Division (GDED). The department estimated that in 2011, those visiting Bulloch County spent $111 million through lodging, transportation, food and beverages, retail and entertainment costs. Tourism also generated more than 1,000 jobs, translating into $20 million in local payroll annually.
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