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Grand Canyon Report Says Tourism to Grand Canyon National Park contributed $710 million to local economy in 2021

June 27, 2022

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. —A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4.5 million visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in 2021 spent an estimated $710 million in gateway regions near the park. That spending supported 9,390 jobs in the local area according to a news release from the Grand Canyon National Park.

"The Grand Canyon is Tusayan’s, and much of our states, economic generator and we are thrilled to see more visitors returning to see this one of a kind destination, " said Tusayan Mayor Clarinda Vail.

"Grand Canyon is proud to be welcoming back more visitors from across the country and world since the beginning of the pandemic," said superintendent Ed Keable. "We appreciate and rely on the partnership and support of our neighbors and are glad to be able to give back by helping to sustain local communities."  

A visitor spending analysis was conducted by economists at the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey. 

The report is available at the NPS Social Science Program webpage: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/socialscience/vse.htm.