Cuyahoga Valley National Park accounts for $53.3 million economic impact in 2018

Cuyahoga Valley National Park accounts for $53.3 million economic impact in 2018

Crain’s Cleveland Business | May 28, 2019

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is responsible for growing a lot of green for the area, and we’re not just talking about plants.

The National Park Service reports that 2.1 million people visited the CVNP in 2018, spending $36.8 million in communities near the park. That spending helped support 541 jobs in the area and had a cumulative impact on the local economy of $53.3 million, according to the report.

The park’s 33,000 acres sit along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron.

“Cuyahoga Valley National Park welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world,” superintendent Craig Kenkel said in a news release. “We are delighted to share the story of this place and the experiences it provides. We also feature the park as a way to introduce our visitors to this part of the country and all that it offers.

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Katie Brewer

Katie Brewer