According to a peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis just released, our National Parks provide a cumulative benefit to the U.S. economy of $29.7 billion. That's right: BILLION with a B! Talk about AMERICA'S GREAT IDEA!
Here locally, at Channel Islands National Park visitors spent an estimated $20.2 Million in local gateway regions during their stays. These expenditures supported a total of 290
So next time you gaze out to sea wondering about those land masses off our coast; those five islands that comprise Channel Islands National Park, remember the jobs, spending and overall economic benefit they bring to our communities and to our state.
Want to see more? Follow this link! http://www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/vse.cfm
We said it before and we'll keep saying it: Have you FOUND YOUR PARK?