Economic impacts of coastal tourism on the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast economy (in 2013 dollars).
Looking at the economic impacts of tourism on the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast economy, Table 3 shows visitor spending in the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast generated a local economic impact of $17,437.1 million in direct sales. The value-added impact was estimated at $9,236.2 million, which represented about a quarter of the five coastal counties’ gross regional product. The labor income impact was $5,767.5 million, about 16.8% of the region’s total personal income. In addition, visitor spending directly and indirectly generated 198,521 full- and part-time jobs in 2013, more than one third of the region’s total employment.