Tourists are coming to the area for more than just an overnight stay, and they are spending money while they are here, according to Lippincott. With that, Jefferson County employs 300 workers to help tourists with their needs. So, not only does Fairfield and Jefferson County make for destination possibilities for nonlocals, but it also provides jobs to those who call southeast Iowa home.
The growth of the Fairfield tourism industry will continue to add to the growth of the area and serve as an economic driver for the community, Lippincott said. As long as the community does its part to help promote the wonders of the area, tourists will continue to make southeast Iowa a destination spot, he added.
“If we can come together to provide better reasons to come here, we will benefit,” Lippincott said. “It helps us all; everyone wins with tourism.”
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