Erkkila, Daniel L. (2012) Economic Impacts from the Minnesota Zoo 2012. University of Minnesota Tourism Center. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,
An estimate was made of the Minnesota Zoo’s economic impacts to the 7-county Metro Area using proven input-output impact estimation techniques. Based on the fiscal year 2012 gate totals of 1,369,515 visitors who came to the Zoo, its annual operations and visitors spending in the area generated $146.2 million in gross output, 1,738 jobs and $79.1 million in value-added to the local Metro economy. Impacts stemming from Zoo construction projects spanning five years (2013 2017) included $103.4 million in gross output and $55.9 million in value-added. Local job impacts from construction beginning in 2013 include approximately 88 jobs, rising to a high of 315 jobs in 2017.
Erkkila, Daniel L..
Economic Impacts from the Minnesota Zoo.
University of Minnesota Tourism Center.
Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,
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