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Wine and Tourism Study for Woodinville Now Available

With the proliferation of wine and tourism businesses, the City of Woodinville, with funding support from the Port of Seattle surveyed local citizens, visitors and business owners to understand the biggest challenges and opportunities the wine and tourism industry faces. This effort was part of a report called the Woodinville Tourism Study, that was released at the end of May 2017. The report also used case studies from other locations around the country to discover methods of improving the tourism industry in Woodinville. The report offers a wide variety of potential solutions, some involve major infrastructure upgrades and others focus on small, but impactful changes that can be supported with the help of dedicated volunteers.

A multi-part public engagement process was completed in the winter and spring of 2017, and solicited a total of 800 responses. This engagement process was intended to identify needs and opportunities for tourism in Woodinville. Three groups were identified as part of this process: past visitors and interested residents, tourism-related businesses, and potential visitors. The City of Woodinville and EMC Research, with support from local business organizations, including Woodinville Wine Country and the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce, identified and designed four surveys for this study. The surveys consisted of an onsite visitor survey, a local visitor survey, a Business Survey, and a survey of potential visitors. Each of these surveys was designed to engage a different group with slightly different questions and methods.

Woodinville Wine and Tourism Study

 

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