By Tim Kowols
The Door County Visitor Bureau is searching far and wide to make sure local businesses are getting the help they need before tourist season officially starts. In addition to the J-1 Visa Exchange program attracting students from overseas to spend the summer in Door County, the DCVB has been trying to set up a social media presence in Colorado and Florida to recruit seasonal workers that are currently unemployed where they live. Jon Jarosh from the DCVB says they are trying to make the most of the natural migratory patterns of some workers.
According to Jarosh, tourism helped support 3,110 jobs in 2015, providing $70.8 million in labor income.