Tourists spend more money than ever in NC

NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - The numbers are in, and tourists spent more money than ever before in North Carolina.

The Governor's officer announced last week that 2017 saw a 4.2 percent increase in the amount of visitor spending, with a total of $23.9 billion dollars flowing into the state.

More tax revenue also came to North Carolina, with visitors creating more than $1.9 billion in state and local taxes.

For more facts on the 2017 statewide tourism numbers click here.

Carolina in the Morning's Zach Driver will be live starting at 5:30 a.m. with more on how the state numbers affect Wilmington.

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