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Economic Significance Survey

as mentioned by Deborah Sexton, PCMA by skype link at the recent Summer Eventia in Cardiff during the 'What Happens Next? The global economic impact of world events on the meetings market' panel session

The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy study reveals that the U.S. meetings industry directly supports 1.7 million jobs, $263 billion in spending, a $106 billion contribution to GDP, $60 billion in labor revenue, $14.3 billion in federal tax revenue and $11.3 billion in state and local tax revenue.

With the country looking for effective ways to work its way out of a recession, the meetings industry plays a critical role in supporting jobs in communities across America, creating environments that foster innovation and business success.

For more information and to download a copy of the executive summary click here.

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