The Kansas Department of Parks, Wildlife, and Tourism reported in 2015 that the tourism industry statewide generates $6.5 billion in sales, with visitors spending more than $53 million in Crawford County, alone. The tourism economy also supported 94,126 jobs, 4.9% of all jobs in the state. Locally, nearly 800 jobs in Crawford County are supported by the tourism economy. Altogether, tourism has a $10.4 billion economic impact on the state of Kansas as 35.4 million travelers visit the state each year. During National Tourism Week, we’ll recognize just a few of the people in Crawford County that make such huge impact on travelers and the tourism industry. Be looking for our Faces of Tourism winners all week long.