Carlsbad Caverns Contributes $23 Million to Local Communities
That visitor spending directly contributed to more than 346 jobs in the region.
The report stems from an annual analysis conducted by Dr. Daniel Stynes of Michigan State University for the National Park Service.
The park has a measurable economic value in addition to the benefit to the communities’ quality of life, as a place to spend family time, learn, hike, watch wildlife and look at the stars. John Benjamin, Carlsbad Caverns National Park Superintendent
The same Michigan State University study credits Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park for injecting $62 million USD into it’s local economy.