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Tourism in Virginia continues to be a major source of jobs and tax revenue, with almost seven percent growth in 2010.
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Tourism in Virginia continues to be a major source of jobs and tax revenue, with almost seven percent growth in 2010.

Visitors to Virginia brought in approximately $19 billion in revenue in 2010, announced Governor Bob McDonnell Wednesday. That's an increase of almost seven percent.

Governor Bob McDonnell says that tourism supported more than 200,000 jobs and brought in more than $1 billion in state and local taxes last year.

The governor calls the increases in revenue encouraging despite current economic challenges. He says tourism is an instant revenue generator and job creator for the state.

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