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Contact: Brad Traver, (928) 524-6228 x225
Report shows visitor spending supports 719 jobs in local economy
PETRIFIED FOREST, ARIZONA–A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 836,800 visitors to Petrified Forest National Park in 2014 spent $51,696,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 719 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $56,833,000. These figures are up significantly from 2013 during which 644,800 visitors spent $39,137,000 in the local economy and supported 480 jobs.
“Petrified Forest welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Superintendent Brad Traver. “We are delighted to share the story of this place and the experiences.