Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Colorado River a major economic attraction

"Among the study’s key findings, river-related recreation in the six-state region:
  • Supports 234,000 jobs across Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming
  • Produces $26 billion in economic output
  • Generates $17.0 billion in retail sales
  • Out performs regional farming revenues by 14.6% on average
  • Contributes $3.2 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenue annually
  • Provides enough state and local tax revenues to fund over 29,000 teacher positions
  • Creates $10.4 billion in annual earnings, salaries, and wages" 


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