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Parks mean Business
NRPA has released the analysis from the first national economic impact study of local and regional public parks and the findings are significant. Overall, the nation's local and regional parks generate nearly $140 billion in economic activity per year and support nearly 1 million jobs, definitively confirming that parks are valuable engines of economic power. Impact figures are available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, so find your state-level data and see just how much economic activity your parks generate in your area. The numbers are impressive, and we encourage you to share them on social media (use #ParksMeanBusiness), with the public and with your decision makers and elected officials. We've provided an executive summary of the data, interactive maps and more resources to review and share. Access all the economic impact data, resources and materials.