Tourism and travel matter! The slogan of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce for 2012 is ‘Rich With Opportunity’…and we could not agree more! The Southeast Texas region comprises a unique foundation of business opportunity ranging from tourism to the business travel.
The Beaumont CVB collaborates with the U.S. Travel Association for the National Travel and Tourism Week in May. Tourism and travel generates $275.6 million for Beaumont, Texas which provides over 2,950 jobs.
In 2011, Travel and tourism generated $1.9 trillion in economic output for the U.S. economy. The industry also represents one of America’s largest employers, supporting 14.4 million jobs (including 7.5 million directly in the travel industry and 6.9 million in other industries). Direct spending by domestic and international travelers averaged $2.2 billion a day, $92.8 million an hour, $1.5 million a minute and $25,700 a second.
About half a million people call Southeast Texas home. With a population of 110,000, Beaumont is the region’s largest city. Downtown Beaumont is the hub of Government, Business and night life in Southeast Texas. Here the Crockett Street Entertainment Complex provides amusement from live music, dining, dancing and bars. In addition to Beaumont’s night life, this area also embraces their museum district with four distinct museums. Beaumont is rich with life, color and all things that matter.
Beaumont is the center of one of the largest refining and petrochemical centers in the nation and serves the entire region as the hub for government, education, business, health care and entertainment. We also are the gateway to the Big Thicket National Preserve, a national eco-tourism treasure. With a deepwater port, rail infrastructure many communities would envy, abundant supplies of water and a workforce capable of designing, building, and operating billion dollar investments, we have it all.
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