(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce President Phil Fritsche says it is exciting to see tourism numbers grow in Dodge County. According to statistics released by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Dodge County saw in increase of just under three-percent in the revenue generated by tourists. The numbers indicate that there was $82.8-million dollars spent in Dodge County in 2018, up from the $80.7-million spent here one year prior. That generated $9.8-million dollars in taxes for the local economy.
During a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment, Fritsche said Dodge County tourism continues to grow despite being a rural county. He says it is fantastic the county’s tourism infrastructure is on the rise even though the area cannot offer the same kind of attractions as Milwaukee, Madison or the Wisconsin Dells. Fritsche says Dodge County has plenty of local assets that draw people to the region including various diary events, cheese factories and cultural attractions. He says the Horicon Marsh draws people from across the country. Dodge County was ranked 38th in tourism dollars in the state.