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A Pollen Trail dancer performs an eagle dance for Grand Canyon visitors. In 2012, visitors spent $454 million in neighbouring communities in turn supporting 6,010 local jobs. Ryan Williams/WGCN

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Grand Canyon National Park tourism creates $454 million in economic benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 6,010 jobs in surrounding communities

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - In 2012, the Grand Canyon National Park's more than 4.4 million visitors spent $454 million in nearby communities. The spending supported 6,010 local jobs according to a new National Park Service (NPS) report.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News March 11, 2014