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Glacier National Park Supports Thousands Of Local Jobs

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A new visitor spending analysis paints a clear picture of Glacier National Park's economic wallop.

The study found that 2.2 million visitors to the Park in 2012 spent more than $170 million in communities around the Park.

That money helped support more than 2,700 jobs in the local area.

According to the report, for every dollar invested in the National Park Service, ten are returned.

"They're places of unimaginable beauty and majesty, places that allow us to connect with nature," said Sally Jewell, the Secretary of the Interior.

National park visitation in 2012 supported about 200,000 jobs in communities within 60 miles of our nation's parks.

You can take a look at the numbers yourself here.

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