National Park Service Announces Economic Impact of 2019

Over $41 billion in revenue generated last year.

The Department of the Interior released its analysis of the economic impact of the nation’s national park system on Thursday of last week. According to the report, over $41 billion had been added to the U.S. economy in 2019 through the value that the parks added to local communities driving tourism and creating jobs. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt expressed that continued funding of the National Park Service is vital in 2020.

“We have been working to safely welcome the public back to their national parks and provide more service again,” said Secretary Bernhardt. “These treasured places provide respite and recreation for the American people, in addition to vital economic support to gateway communities across the country.” The Secretary went on to once again urge Congress to pass an act that would fund deferred maintenance in many national parks. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to use the Interior Department to improve the living conditions of those around the national parks
  • For Secretary Bernhardt to be used by God to lead the Department effectively. 
  • That God would help the Trump Administration to increase access to the natural wonders of the nation.

Sources:  Interior Department


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