NATIONAL TRAVEL & TOURISM WEEK | Economic Development Week
"If you build a place where people want to live, you build a place where people want to work. If you build a place where people want to work, you’ll build a place where business has to be. If you build a place where business has to be, you’ll build a place where people have to visit." — Maura Gast, Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau

About National Travel & Tourism Week

Since 1984, destination marketing organizations across the nation have promoted the week though events and activities all meant to champion the power of travel and its impact on the cities we live in.

About Economic Development Week

National Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council in order to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase quality of life.

Lubbock Is
Lubbock Accolades

Out of the 100 largest cities in the country, Lubbock ranks No. 4 among Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance.

Lubbock ranks as one of WalletHub’s Top 15 Cities in America to Start a Business in 2017.

Lubbock ranks in theTop 25 Cities in the U.S. For People Under 35according to a 2017 Growella study published by CNBC.

Out of 200 cities, ValuePenguin ranks Lubbock as the 24th Best City for Small Business in the U.S. in 2017.

the tourism effect
In 2016, 5.96 million visitors came to Lubbock. This would fill Jones AT&T Stadium 96 times.
Because of tourism to Lubbock, $647 was saved in property taxes per household.
Visitor spending totaled $751 million.
Of that $751 million, visitors spent $558.7 million on entertainment, shopping and dining.

D.K. Shifflet & Associates Texas Destinations 2016, Dean Runyan Associates – The Economic Impact of Travel on Texas 1994-2016