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Sleeping Bear Has Some Serious Economic Impact

April 24, 2015

A new National Park Service report shows nearly 1.4 million visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in 2014 spent $144.7 million in communities near the park. Furthermore, that spending supported more than 2,300 local jobs with a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $181.7 million.

According to the report, most park visitor spending was for lodging, followed by food and beverages, gas and oil, admissions and fees, and souvenirs and other expenses.

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