The hospitality industry has certainly been hit hard by the business closures related to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Liz Rammer president and CEO of Hospitality Minnesota says one in 10 Minnesotans work in the industry translating to 300,000 jobs.
“This is a very, very vulnerable industry. We have with those 300-thousand workers and our jobs, and 18-percent of the state’s sales tax. And so without that money coming in the door to the state that also has big implications.)
Rammer says bars and restaurants have been getting a lot of attention since they were forced to close for dine-in eating, but she says the hotel business is also struggling. Resort and campground owners are also nervous if the closures are extended beyond early May.