Jamestown’s National Comedy Center Sees 60,000 Plus Visitors Since Opening

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JAMESTOWN – Officials with the National Comedy Center say more than 65,000 people visited the center since its 2018 launch.

“We are very pleased with our attendance to date, which is fully on track to deliver the economic impact projected. Better yet, 85% of our visitors report being ‘likely to return’,” said Executive Director Journey Gunderson.

In the last three months, officials said they saw a 19.75% increase in visitors.

Furthermore, visitors have come from all 50 states and 18 countries, with 88.7% from outside Chautauqua County.

City of Jamestown sales tax revenue for quarters two, three and the projected fourth in 2019 was the highest in Jamestown history, with the third quarter reaching an all-time high.

Similarly, short-term lodging revenue for quarters one, two and three in 2019 were the highest respective quarters in Chautauqua County’s history, with the third quarter becoming the biggest quarter ever.

Overall, 66,044 people visited the comedy center since its opening.


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