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Congressman Tom O´Halleran

Representing the 1st District of Arizona

Report: Grand Canyon Tourism Creates Jobs, Critical Economic Benefits for Northern AZ

May 8, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) shared a recent report from the National Park Service (NPS) that nearly 6 million people visited the Grand Canyon National Park in 2016, spending more than $648,170,900 in surrounding communities.

“Our national parks and monuments play a critical economic role in the livelihood of rural Arizona communities,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “Investing in our national and state parks will continue attracting high-paying jobs to our state and strengthen our economy. I am committed working with my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to protect our historic and natural wonders.”

In addition, the peer-reviewed report showed Grand Canyon National Park visitors supported 9,779 local jobs and had a cumulative benefit to Northern Arizona of more than $904,315,700.