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National Lakeshore Tourists Spent $75.9 Million in 2012

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National park tourism is a significant driver in both our national and local economy. A new National Park Service report shows that over one-point-eight million visitors to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 2012 spent almost 76-million dollars in communities near the park which supported 947 jobs in the local area.
The report shows 14-point-seven billion of direct spending by 283 million park visitors supported 243-thousand jobs nationally, with 201-thousand jobs found in communities within 60 miles of a national park, which had a cumulative benefit to the U-S economy of over 26-billion dollars.


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