montana economy http://mtpr.net en Measuring the impact of national parks on Montana's economy, hint: its really big http://mtpr.net/post/measuring-impact-national-parks-montanas-economy-hint-its-really-big <p></p><p></p><p>Out of town travelers make up the vast majority of visitors to national parks and they dump a whole lot of money into local economies.</p><p>Nationwide that number is $13.9-billion for 2012. These are the findings released by the National Park Service in a report that details the economic impact of national parks.</p><p>Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell hosted a conference call with reporters Monday. She said the report helps her make the case for funding parks.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:41:11 +0000 Katrin Frye 15749 at http://mtpr.net Measuring the impact of national parks on Montana's economy, hint: its really big How hiking, fishing, Glacier Park, and Flathead Lake factor into the economic development question http://mtpr.net/post/how-hiking-fishing-glacier-park-and-flathead-lake-factor-economic-development-question <p>“This is a really good place to recruit to,” Dr. A. Craig Eddy works as the Chief Medical Officer at Kalispell Regional Medical Center, and is in charge of recruiting.</p><p>Eddy said the Flathead is a great place, but not because of the salary.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:15:54 +0000 Katrin Frye 10205 at http://mtpr.net How hiking, fishing, Glacier Park, and Flathead Lake factor into the economic development question