|Above, the Grand Canyon. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The local economy surrounding Grand Canyon National Park saw nearly $1 billion in benefit.
According to KTAR:
PHOENIX — A report released Tuesday by the National Park Service showed the Grand Canyon had a total benefit on the local economy of $904.3 million in 2016.
The report showed that nearly six million people visited the Arizona tourist attraction last year, spending $648.1 million in nearby communities. That spending helped fund 9,779 jobs.
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