The northbound span of the Interstate Bridge, that crosses the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, Washington, was closed Sept. 19-27, 2020 to replace mechanical parts that help lift and lower the bridge. The left lane of southbound I-5 approaching the bridge will remain closed around-the-clock through Oct. 2, while a new median barrier is installed. 

Heavy traffic, congestion, and long delays are expected in the region during construction, as well as days prior and following. For more information, follow the link below.

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Industry Impact

Why is it important to promote tourism? Tourism provides a solid economic benefit to our local economy. A healthy tourism industry has a positive economic impact that pays dividends in ways we don't always realize.

Tourism is Big Business

In 2018, tourism in Clark County continued to be an economic driver. In Clark County, the tourism industry fueled more than:

  • $585 million in total direct visitor spending;
  • 4,550 tourism related jobs; and,
  • $15 million in local tax receipts.

In 2018, average hotel occupancy in Clark County was 72.7% with more than $2.9 million collected in Lodging Tax and an ADR (Average Daily Rate) of $113.61. For a national perspective on tourism, visit U.S. Travel's website to view a highlight of country-wide travel impacts.

2020 Tourism Impact Info Graph

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