RESEARCH

Want to know more about the Shores & Islands Ohio region and its visitors? We are committed to continual research and sharing both area and visitor information for those who can use it. Doing a school project? Interested in locating a business here? Thinking about moving to the area and just want to know more? We’ve got you covered. Contact jill@shoresandislands.com if you are looking for information that you don’t find here.

Lake Erie Tourism Economic Impact

Lake Erie is a natural resource that is a vital component of Ohio’s economy. The quality-of-life contributions that result from its recreational use cannot be measured in dollars, however there are many statistics that point to the economic value of its waters. Download

 

Shores & Islands Ohio 2021 Annual Report

2021 was a year of dramatic rebound. Visitors came back not only to near normal levels, but in many cases at levels never before experienced. Read in our 2021 Annual Report how Shores & Islands tracked success in marketing metrics and major structural initiatives for the organization. Download.

 

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Economic Impact Overview 2021

Lake Erie Shores & Islands is the name for both a region in north central Ohio as well as the corporate name for our destination marketing organization. The region is essentially two counties, Erie and Ottawa. Together, this is one of the most visited leisure destinations in the state with estimated annual visits (pre-COVID) of 11 million. Based on 2019 data from Tourism Economics, the annual economic impact of tourism in our region is $2.2 Billion with 13,721 tourism jobs, and annual tax impact of $270.3 million. Download.

 

Ohio Division of Wildlife 2021 Report

Ohio Division of Wildlife's 2021 featured accomplishments and 2022 initiatives Download.

 

Despite Pandemic-Related Impact, Tourism Continues Driving Economic Impact for Shores & Islands Region

A wide variety of world-class activities, attractions, restaurants, overnight accommodations and more, combined with many factors related to travel habits during the pandemic helped sustain our region’s tourism industry in 2020 despite negative impact related to the pandemic. Download.

 

2020 Lake Erie Shores & Islands Annual Report

Annual report detailing marketing and organizational activities for Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands in 2020. Download.

 

Ohio Boating Fact Sheet 2020

Infographic about recreational boating in Ohio put together by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Download.

 

Tourism Drives Economic Progress for Shores & Islands Region

A wide variety of world-class activities, attractions, restaurants, overnight accommodations and more, combined with the marketing power of those businesses and Lake Erie Shores & Islands, helped drive the tourism industry to new economic heights last year. The Lake Erie Shores & Islands region attracts an estimated 11 million visitors each year to the region. Download.

 

2019 Lake Erie Shores & Islands Annual Report

An overview of activities and stats for Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands for the 2019 travel year. Download.

 

State of Tourism: An Overview of 2018

Lake Erie Shores & Islands, the destination marketing organization for Erie and Ottawa counties, held its 2018 State of Tourism Address April 4, 2019 at the Catawba Island Club. During the event, 2018 promotional and advertising campaign highlights as well as travel and tourism statistics were shared by Lake Erie Shores & Islands President, Larry Fletcher. Download.

 

Ohio Department of Development Erie County Profile

General demographic information about Erie County, Ohio from the Ohio Department of Development, prepared by the Office of Policy, Research and Strategic Planning. Download.