Sure, it's great when people in York County spend their hard-earned money at York area businesses, but it's even better when people from beyond the County's borders spend their discretionary income in our back yard.

In fact, in 2012 tourism spending in York County exceeded $885 million ... 40 percent more than visitors spent in Adams County, home of the Gettysburg National Military Park.

And while $885 million pouring into York County is clearly a good thing, what's even better is this: Tourism in York County generated more than $88 million in state and local taxes.

Further, the tourism industry employs more than 7,420 York County men and women.

The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, York County's Official Tourist Promotion Agency, is constantly investigating opportunities to promote York County as a great place to visit and explore. It's a purpose that benefits every single one of us.

York County is ranked tenth in the state in economic impact from tourism expenditures. For more information on the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau call 1-888-858-9675 or visit