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Tourism, business growth on upswing in Florence area

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014

Bay Street restaurants draw hungry tourists as well as people watchers. The campgrounds at the Port of Siuslaw, right, are seeing a busy summer, too.

If you think traffic along Highways 101and 126 is more congested than last summer, you are correct. According to the people whose business it is to track tourists visiting Florence, the numbers are increasing, which is good news for many Florence-area businesses and organizations.

According to Cal Applebee, executive director of the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce, “We count the visitors coming through the door at the visitor center. At the close of our fiscal year, which ended June 30, we are up more than 250 people over last year.”

For the complete article see the 08-02-2014 issue.

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