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      Keweenaw NHP to create millions in economic benefit

      Calculations, based on a new National Park Service report for 2012, show that 240,000 vistitors came to the Keweenaw National Historical Park and park partner sites.

      This resulted in approximately $10 million being spent in communities throughout the Copper Country. This level of spending was also able to support about 95 jobs in the area.

      In addition to visitor spending, the park's federal budget and project funding in 2012 contributed $3 million and over 20 jobs into the economy.

      According to the National Park Service report, most visitor spending is done at grocery or convenience stores, and the least is done at other forms of amusement and recreational activities.