Riverland Association consists of local individuals, volunteering to make a difference in the world of tourism. Riverland is comprised of six communities (Crookston, East Grand Forks/Grand Forks, Fertile, Red Lake Falls, St. Hilaire and Thief River Falls) working together to further the opportunities available through tourism.
Perhaps you wonder if tourism makes a difference. In the seven Northwestern Minnesota counties – Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk and Red Lake and Roseau, tourism generated an economic impact of $100,013,564 in gross sales 2012. That’s impact! Add to that $6,611,769 collected in Sales Tax and the creation and sustainability of 2,326 jobs. Tourism makes sense!
*Source – Explore Minnesota Tourism’s “Tourism Facts: Minnesota’s Leisure and Hospitality Industry, 2012.”