In FY 2016, state parks had an economic impact of over $2.8 billion on local economies throughout Florida. $191,604,535 was contributed to the state’s general revenues in the form of state sales taxes. More than 45,525 jobs were created in local economies as a result of state park operations. In many rural counties throughout the state, the state park is one of the most important attractions drawing visitors to the county and supporting small businesses that depend on tourism for survival.
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