Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 23, 2022

National Parks Add To The Economy

National Park added $42.5 billion to economy & support 322,600 jobs

from the National Park Service

America’s 423 national parks—at least one in every state—are a vital part of our nation’s economy, especially for park gateway communities where millions of visitors each year find a place to sleep and eat, hire outfitters and guides, and make use of other local services that help drive a vibrant tourism and outdoor recreation industry.
In 2021, visitor spending in communities near national parks resulted in a $42.5 billion benefit to the nation’s economy and supported 322,600 jobs. National parks continue to provide visitors with innumerous recreational, inspirational, and world-class experiences.

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