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By Daniel Stynes and Ya-yen Sun

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$21.9 million dollars in Florida City/Homestead area, generating $6.8 million in direct personal income (wages and salaries) for local residents and supporting 290 jobs in the area. Economic impacts were estimated with the updated National Park Service Money Generation Model (version 2). The MGM2 model uses park visitation data, spending averages from the 2001 Biscayne National Park Visitor Survey and MGM2 Miami-Dade County multipliers to estimate spending, income and jobs attributable to the park. In 2001, Biscayne National Park hosted 489,000 recreation visits which equated to 223,000 party nights to the area (Table E1). The three largest segments in terms of party nights in the region were boaters on a day trip to the park (27%), visitors who stayed at hotels outside the park (22%), and day visitors from outside the Florida city/Homestead area 1 (18%). Park visitors accounted for 49,000 room nights at area hotels and campers contributed 31,000 camping nights in the region. Lodging segments Table E1. Biscayne NP visits and spending by segments, 200

Year: 2003
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