Part of the region's economy is showing some promise. Tourism numbers continue to rise in Central Oregon. “We are very happy to see that we were up again in September over 2009. That is a trend we saw the entire summer. We were glad to continue out the summer season with a continued upward trending. We are not seeing enormous gains, but we are seeing pretty steady significant gains and that's to the positive.” Alana Audette of the Central Oregon Visitor's Association says the airline passenger departure count was up 525 as compared to September of last year and arrivals were up 434. Those numbers represent about a three-percent increase from September of last year.