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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (May 4, 2020) – Visitors spent $137.5 million in Portage County in 2019, according to figures released today by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. These dollars, brought to the region by travelers, highlight the importance of the tourism economy and its role in supporting local business.

“This year, more than ever, the importance of tourism to the local economy is on display,” said Sara Brish, executive director of the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We know the importance that visitors traveling to the region have – and even more so, the impact they have to directly support the numerous businesses across the area.”