US National Parks continue expansive contribution to US economy
Following record visitation, national parks in the United States continue to contribute mightily to the US economy. In 2016, the National Park Service demonstrates park visitation and related activities contributed nearly $35 billion to the US economy—a nearly $3 billion increase from the year before.
Secretary Zinke Announces $34.9 Billion Added to U.S. Economy in 2016 due to National Park Visitation
By Sierra Sun Times
April 19, 2017