"It is the third-largest retailing operation in the nation with approximately five million employees. In New England it generates more than $620 million of state and local taxes annually. And in Rhode Island in 1986, it is estimated that $800 million was spent in this 'invisible industry.'"
Smolski, Chester, "Hitting the Untapped International Tourist Market" (1987). Smolski Texts. 119.
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