Our attractions, our natural resources, our cultural heritage and our sense of Mansfield/Richland County pride attract visitors to our region. Tourism adds to our quality of life and makes our communities attractive places to live, work, conduct business and visit.
The visitor economy includes products, services and sites located throughout our area, including: overnight accommodations, attractions, restuarants, retail outlets, entertainment venues and indoor/outdoor recreational opportunities.
Visitor expenditures represent "new dollars" for our local economy. Residents certainly contribute to a hospitality businesses bottom line. Attracting visitors, on the otherhand, provides an additional positive economic impact that otherwise would not have been included in sales and tax revenue.