​Fact Sheet

Tourism at a Glance (state of GA)

  • $58.9 billion in total economic impact
  • 75 million overnight visitors
  • 439,000 jobs are generated by the Georgia Travel Industry
  • $3 billion in local & state tax revenue
  • Tourism/Hospitality is the fifth largest industry in Georgia
  • As a result of tourism's tax contributions, each Georgia household receives state and local tax savings of $580

Source: Impact of Travel on Georgia Counties, GA Dept. of Economic Development, 2015

Economic Impact of Domestic Travel in Gwinnett County

  • $1.2 billion in visitor expenditures
  • 11,892 jobs supported by tourism
  • $44.4 million generated in state tax revenues
  • $34.4 million generated in local tax revenues

Source: Impact of Travel on Georgia Counties, GA Dept. of Economic Development, 2014

Infinite Energy Center Attendance Figures (2015)

Infinite Energy Center/Arena:

  • Total # of Events: 569
  • Event days: 843
  • Total Attendance: 1,056,386

Facilities include 21,600 square feet of ballroom space, 50,000 square foot Exhibit Hall, 23 versatile meeting rooms, 708 seat Theater and a 13,000 seat arena.

Source: Infinite Energy Center (formerly Gwinnett Center)

Lodging

  • 100 hotels, 11,262 hotel rooms in Gwinnett County
  • Gwinnett County occupancy : 72.3 (2015)
  • Gwinnett County Average Room Rate: 70
  • Total Hotel Tax: 13% (6% sales tax, 7% occupancy tax); $5 per room tax (all Georgia hotels) as of July 1, 2015
  • City of Lawrenceville charges 14% (6% sales tax, 8% occupancy tax); $5 per room tax as of July 1, 2015

Source(s): Smith Travel Research, Gwinnett County Finance Department

Gwinnett/Metro Atlanta Area Information

  • Chairman, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners: Charlotte Nash
  • Mayor of Atlanta: Kasim Reed
  • Gwinnett County: 16 cities, 430.38 square miles, population of 877,922 (2014 estimate based on 2010 Census)
  • Metro Atlanta Population: 6.092 million

Source: Census Bureau, 2015

Dining & Entertainment

  • Over 600 in Gwinnett's downtowns, neighborhoods and malls
  • Gwinnett is home to five (5) major international food markets
  • 49 public parks and recreation racilities; Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation recognized as top in nation
  • 12 public / semi-private golf courses
  • Five (5) Major shopping destinations, including one of the Southeast's largest malls, Mall of Georgia

Weather

  • July is warmest month on average; highest temperature record was 105F in 2012
  • January is coolest month on average; lowest temperature recorded was -9F in 1899
  • Most precipitation occurs in July
  • Average annual temperature is 63.5 degrees

Airport and Local Transportation Information

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is within a 2-hour flight of 80% of the U.S. population and is the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998.
  • On average, there are almost 2,500 arrivals and departures daily.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson averages more than 250,000 passengers a day.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson serves 150 U.S. destinations and more than 75 international destinations in 50 countries.

Source: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 2014

Gwinnett County Transit

  • Express bus service operates Mon-Fri; 6 routes using I-85 HOT lanes
  • 3 Park and Ride Lots (I-985, Sugarloaf Mills and Indian Trial, to include free parking)
  • Local bus service operates 5 routes Mon-Fri and Route 10 on Saturday. Paratransit service for qualified persons with disabilities operates in conjunction with local bus service.

Contact information
http://www.gctransit.com
770-822-5010

Source: Gwinnett County Transit, 2015