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State Parks Helping Economy

A new report from the National Park Service says there were over 2.19 million visitors to national parks in Michigan, and they spent just under 182 million dollars during 2012. Also, the spending supported more than 2800 jobs in the state. Michael Reynolds of the NPS says the national park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, returning ten dollars for every one dollar invested and also supports local communities. According to the report, most visitor spending supports jobs in restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, hotels and other amusement and recreation.

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