Current Issues in Economics and Finance

Tourism and New York City’s Economy

October 1995Volume 1, Number 7
JEL classification: R1, R3, L83

Author: Jason Bram

In New York City, tourism has made impressive gains in recent years, particularly in the foreign visitor segment. While not large enough to propel the city's economy, this long-term growth industry is critical to maintaining the local export base and providing jobs to low-skilled workers.

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