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Tourism top of Tassie economy

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A poll conducted in Tasmania has found that respondents believe tourism will be the sector with the greatest economic future in the state. Commissioned by the Tourism Industry Council, the survey showed a decline in faith for the forestry industry while tourism picked up half the votes. Second on the list was agriculture, then forestry. In 2007, 25 percent of respondents picked forestry as the industry with the greatest economic potential. This year, that figure dropped to 17 percent. Spokesperson for Forestry Tasmania Ken Jeffreys attributed this to a reduction in marketing. "We've dropped off on the jobs and the economics message," he said.

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