The blue waters of Lake Michigan and white slopes of Winter Park continue to bring in the green for Kewaunee County. In the tourism impact report released this week, Kewaunee County saw the second highest growth of direct visitor spending in 2018 at over 17 percent from 2017. That is noteworthy because the growth experienced was even bigger than the jump Kewaunee County saw in last year’s report when it had Farm Technology Days to thank for the bump. Tourism coordinator Jennifer Gonzalez says more people are stopping in Kewaunee County on their way to Door County and the surrounding area, partly because of its outdoor recreation activities.
The number of tourism jobs and total labor income have followed Kewaunee County’s growth in tourism over the last year, capturing the top spot for percentage growth in those two areas.