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Tourism to Whitman Mission National Historic Site creates $3.3 million in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 37 jobs in local economy

 


WALLA WALLA— A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 49.3 thousand visitors to Whitman Mission National Historic Site in 2018 spent $2.9 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 37 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $3.3 million,” according to a National Park Service media release.

“Whitman Mission National Historic Site brings people from across the country to learn about the park’s story,” said Superintendent Mike Gauthier. “National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy...



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