A vineyard, with Mt. Adams visible on the horizon, in the Yakima River Valley in Washington. Tourism generates $1.8 billion in local and state taxes each year and provides 170,500 jobs. Tourism is big business, and while that move did not have much impact on visitors to Seattle, it effectively killed any promotion by the state of more rural destinations, like vineyards and wineries.
A vineyard, with Mt. Adams visible on the horizon, in the Yakima River Valley in Washington. Tourism generates $1.8 billion in local and state taxes each year and provides 170,500 jobs. Tourism is big business, and while that move did not have much impact on visitors to Seattle, it effectively killed any promotion by the state of more rural destinations, like vineyards and wineries. File New York Times
A vineyard, with Mt. Adams visible on the horizon, in the Yakima River Valley in Washington. Tourism generates $1.8 billion in local and state taxes each year and provides 170,500 jobs. Tourism is big business, and while that move did not have much impact on visitors to Seattle, it effectively killed any promotion by the state of more rural destinations, like vineyards and wineries. File New York Times

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