Visit Canton is excited to share the results from our latest economic impact study. Tourism continues to be a powerful force in Stark County with visitor spending up 2% to $1.2 billion in direct sales, and hotel room night demand in Stark County up 12% from 2016 to 2017.
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Canton, Ohio – Visit Canton will move its staff offices and the downtown visitor information center in 2019. The Visit Canton board of directors unanimously approved the move during their May meeting.
Stark County, Ohio – Visit Canton, the Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, and ArtsinStark, the County Arts Council, awarded $253,400 in marketing and events grants for the 2018 grant cycle. Visit Canton and ArtsinStark awarded $61,400 in Community Partnership Grants, funds intended for community marketing and events initiatives that encompass authentic historic and cultural places, attractions, traditions, history, music or art. Visit Canton and ArtsinStark also awarded $192,000 in Arts Support funds for use by the seven ArtsinStark 2018 major operating grantees – Canton Museum of Art, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Canton Palace Theatre, Players Guild Theatre, The Canton Ballet, Massillon Museum, and Voices of Canton – for the purpose of enhanced events and marketing initiatives with merit to bring new visitors from outside of Stark County.
Visit Canton introduces a new summer program in 2018, “Pigskin’s Pals”. Registered participants ages 12 and under will receive a membership card that provides access to free, kid-friendly activities at area attractions May 5 through September 3, 2018.