A National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 34,083 visitors to Weir Farm National Historic Site in 2014 spent $1.9 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 23 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $2.6 million, the report says.
“Weir Farm National Historic Site welcomes visitors from down the road, across the country and around the world,” said Superintendent Linda Cook. “People come to the park to experience something unique.
The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by U.S. Geological Survey economists and a National Park Service economist.
The report shows $15.7 billion of direct spending by 292.8 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national park. This spending supported 277,000 jobs nationally.