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2013 Is Record Breaking Year For Montana Tourism

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MISSOULA -

Montana hosted more than one million visitors last year, breaking records in the tourism industry.

Numbers from the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana show visitors brought in more than $3 billion to the economy, a 10% increase from the year before. The number shattered the previous visitor spending record set in 2007.

The tourism industry employs more than 44,000 people at a payroll of about $1 billion. It also contributed about $306 million in state and local taxes.

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