5/8/17 – Tourists spent three-percent more money in Dodge County last year than they did in 2015. That’s according to statistics released Friday by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism which ranked Dodge County 37th in the state. The numbers indicate that there was $81.5-million dollars spent in Dodge County in 2016, up from the $79-million spent here one year prior. That generated $9.7-million dollars in taxes for the local economy. Dodge County had 1519 tourism-related jobs last year up from 1478 the year prior. As usual, Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s top tourist destination with Dane County and Madison second, followed by the Wisconsin Dells and Sauk County — all with spending increases of around four-to-five-percent from the previous year. Statewide, the Badger State had 108-million visitors last year, 2.3-percent more than the year before, and they spent 12-point-three billion dollars, 3.3-percent more than in 2015.