Restaurants and lodging establishments are driving forces in North Carolina’s economy. They provide jobs and build careers for thousands of people, and play a vital role in local communities throughout the state. Combined, restaurant and lodging establishments provide 531,000 jobs equal to 11% of the state’s workforce, and they generate approximately $27.3 billion in sales annually.
Here are several different tools and resources you can use to learn and share information about the hospitality industry.
Monthly Occupancy and Employment Reports
- NC Statewide Occupancy Report, June 2022—Smith Travel Research
- NC Employment Report, August 2022 —NC Department of Commerce (see Leisure and Hospitality Sector)
- COVID Economic Impact on NC Hospitality Industry