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National Parks, National Bucks

With the country’s national parks services on the potential chopping block in Washington, expect to see many defensive reports on the services’ benefits to the economy. The latest comes from a new National Park Service report that claims an infusion of $823 million from 26 million visitors to Bay Area national parks.

The biggest park in the area garnered the most attention. According to the Park Service, “Nineteen million visitors to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area spent $590 million in communities near the park in 2016, [which] supported 7,574 jobs.”

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