Those of us in the meeting business won’t be very surprised by the numbers from a study titled The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy, released by the Convention Industry Council. The study showed that U.S. meetings directly support 1.7 million jobs, a $106 billion contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Meetings account for $263 billion in spending. You’re probably interested in how that money was spent. Survey said:
The top 10 ways that money was spent:
Find the full report here: www.MeetingsMeanBusiness.com.