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Lowcountry national parks create millions in economic benefit

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- National parks in the Lowcountry created more than $47 million in economic benefit in 2012, according to a National Park Service report.

According to the report, 886,341 visitors to Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site spent $47,694,900 in 2012.

"Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site are proud to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world," said Superintendent Tim Stone. "We are delighted to share the story of these places and the experiences they provide and to use the parks as a way to introduce our visitors to this part of the country and all that it offers."

The report also shows the parks supported 684 jobs in the local economy.

 

 

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