Hamilton County Information
The Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. is a not-for-profit tourism economic development organization. Founded in 1990, Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. is accredited by the Destination Marketing Association of the Destination Marketing Association International. Its mission is to promote tourism growth through strategic marketing, hospitality and community development initiatives.
By attracting visitors, Tourism helps improve Hamilton County's quality of life, bringing in $389 million in direct economic impact to the community, according to a study released in late 2014 by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. The study by Rockport Analytics shows 91 cents of every dollar spent on tourism stays in the county to provide indirect economic benefits as well.
More than 12,000 people are employed as a result of tourism activity in the community, making it the third largest employment sector in the county. Visitor spending generates $160 million in local, county and state tax revenues annually, saving Hamilton County households on average $912 in taxes per year.
Tourism's dedicated marketing and development team includes 26 full- and part-time and 15 seasonal staff members who work in administration, marketing and communications, sales, sports, arts and tourism development and visitors services.
Operating visitor centers in Noblesville and Carmel, Tourism works to provide hospitality to the more than 3 million visitors who come to Hamilton County each year.