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Visitors to grand canyon spent $467,257,000 in Arizona in 2011 according to a study by Yue Cui, Ed Mahone and Teresa Herbowicz of Michigan State University.

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Park tourism creates more than $467 mil in economic benefit
63 percent of visitor spending supports jobs in lodging, food and

According to a peer-reviewed report released by the National Park Service (NPS) Feb. 25, Grand Canyon National Park's 4.3 million visitors spent $467,257,000 and supported 7,361 jobs in Arizona in 2011.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News March 5, 2013