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Visitor Spending Effects – Economic Contributions of National Park Visitor Spending

Here’s an interesting page on the economic impact of visitation to our National Parks. 

Visitor Spending Effects – Economic Contributions of National Park Visitor Spending

This interactive tool is a collaboration between the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey and displays results from the Visitor Spending Effects report series. Economic contributions of National Park Service visitor spending are displayed at the national, state, and local levels. 

Economic Contributions to the National Economy

In 2017, 331 million park visitors spent an estimated $18.2 billion in local gateway regions while visiting National Park Service lands across the country. These expenditures supported a total of 306 thousand jobs, $11.9 billion in labor income, $20.3 billion in value added, and $35.8 billion in economic output in the national economy.

As co-founder and executive director of Recreation Northwest, Todd promotes outdoor recreation and brings people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play.

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