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In 2015, Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP)spent $584 million in communities near the park. File photo

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Tourism to Grand Canyon brings in $584 mil to local economies

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 5.5 million visitors to Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) in 2015 spent $584 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 8,897 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $813 million.