Special Report

States Where Investing in Parks Pays Off the Most

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50. Alabama
> Value added from parks as % of GDP: 0.03%
> Overall value added from parks: $76 million — #47 highest
> GDP, 2019: $231.2 billion — #27 highest
> Park jobs: 12,705 — #24 most
> Park-related labor income: $399 million — #24 highest

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49. Delaware
> Value added from parks as % of GDP: 0.08%
> Overall value added from parks: $58.3 million — #49 highest
> GDP, 2019: $77 billion — #42 highest
> Park jobs: 887 — #49 most
> Park-related labor income: $35.6 million — #49 highest

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48. Rhode Island
> Value added from parks as % of GDP: 0.10%
> Overall value added from parks: $62.8 million — #48 highest
> GDP, 2019: $61.3 billion — #44 highest
> Park jobs: 1,030 — #48 most
> Park-related labor income: $39.7 million — #48 highest

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47. Connecticut
> Value added from parks as % of GDP: 0.11%
> Overall value added from parks: $309.5 million — #36 highest
> GDP, 2019: $288.1 billion — #23 highest
> Park jobs: 5,425 — #38 most
> Park-related labor income: $190.8 million — #35 highest

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46. Massachusetts
> Value added from parks as % of GDP: 0.11%
> Overall value added from parks: $648.3 million — #24 highest
> GDP, 2019: $593.3 billion — #12 highest
> Park jobs: 8,604 — #30 most
> Park-related labor income: $432.2 million — #23 highest

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