Missouri Declares Tourism a $7 Billion Industry

The Pitch | November 24, 2004
By imagining that most of the people who eat in the state's restaurants are from out of town, Missouri officials inflate the economic importance of tourism. The miscalculation can lead government to set the wrong priorities.

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