Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Report details southern Utah parks' impact on economy

A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 3,376,000 visitors to Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Pipe Spring National Monument spent $159,975,000 in communities surrounding the parks. This spending supported 2,614 jobs in the local area. The information on the three parks is part of a peer-reviewed spending analysis of national park visitors across the country conducted by Michigan State University for the National Park Service. Deseret News 

Note: National Park visitor statistics are available at the National Park Service website. Click here.