6:02pm

Mon February 6, 2012
Business and the Economy

Mammoth Cave has Positive Economic Impact

Mammoth Cave National Park pumps $62 million a year into southcentral Kentucky's economy, according to a recent study for the National Park Service. "It affirms what we did think - that Mammoth Cave has a very positive impact, particularly in southcentral Kentucky, if not statewide, as a tourist destination," Superintendent Pat Reed said. The study based its finding on an average of 500,000 visitors a year, how much those visitors spend, the jobs they support and the ripple effect of those jobs in the economy.