National Park Service officials are touting the findings of an annual report that shows spending in or near parks supports local economies.
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 7 million visitors in 2010 spent more than $254 million at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and communities in Nevada and Arizona near the park. The report postulates that spending supported 2,452 jobs in the local areas.
“The people and the business owners in communities near national parks have always known the economic value of the parks. Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a key piece of the engine that drives our local economy,” said William Dickinson, Park Superintendent.