The economic impact of tourism in Greater Des Moines in 2012 was $1.9 billion, according to a report by the Iowa Economic Development Authority.
That's about 5.5 percent more than in 2011. Polk County generated $1.7 billion and Dallas County generated $173 million. Polk County was the leader of all Iowa counties in domestic travel expenditures in 2012. The bureau said that travel expenditures created by Polk County produced 15,600 jobs.
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