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Tourism pumps big bucks into the economy

CENTRAL WISCONSIN (WAOW) -- A new state reports show tourism pumps big money into the area economy.

The Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau held its 2014 Tourism Summit at the Grand Theater Tuesday.

Local leaders say the report shows tourism pumped over $381 million into Marathon County's economy.

"We are now ranked 9th out of 72 counties and we area working toward moving to number 8," said CWCVB Executive Director Richard Barrett.

The meeting brought together state and community leaders to share ideas on how to best market the area.

Tourism spending across the state now tops $17 billion.

Here is a list of how the other counties in Wisconsin ranked:

  1. Milwaukee County

  2. Dane County

  3. Sauk County

  4. Waukesha County

  5. Brown County

  6. Walworth County

  7. Outagamie County

  8. Door County

  9. Marathon County

  10. Winnebago County

  11. Racine County

  12. La Crosse County

  13. Vilas County

  14. Sheboygan County

  15. Oneida County

  16. Eau Claire County

  17. Rock County

  18. Adams County

  19. Kenosha County

  20. Marinette County

  21. Fond Du Lac County

  22. Columbia County

  23. Maitowoc County

  24. Washington County

  25. Portage County

  26. St. Croix County

  27. Barron County

  28. Ozaukee County

  29. Jefferson County

  30. Douglas County

  31. Waupaca County

  32. Wood County

  33. Sawyer County

  34. Chippewa County

  35. Oconto County

  36. Polk County

  37. Monroe County

  38. Dodge County

  39. Waushara County

  40. Juneau County

  41. Shawano County

  42. Lincoln County

  43. Langlade County

  44. Dunn County

  45. Grant County

  46. Bayfield County

  47. Crawford County

  48. Green County

  49. Green Lake County

  50. Jackson County

  51. Vernon County

  52. Ashland County

  53. Iowa County

  54. Calumet County

  55. Clark County

  56. Washburn County

  57. Pierce County

  58. Rusk County

  59. Taylor County

  60. Trempealeau County

  61. Burnett County

  62. Marquette County

  63. Iron County

  64. Richland County

  65. Price County

  66. Kewaunee County

  67. Lafayette County

  68. Forest County

  69. Buffalo County

  70. Peplin County

  71. Florence County

  72. Menominee County

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