Snowmobiling has long been an important industry in Minnesota. The most recent attempt at measuring the industry’s impact dates to 1996. In 1996, Minnesota snowmobile-related retail sales were estimated at $104 million while the economic impacts, as measured by nonresident tourism and manufacturing activity, contributed $300 million toward Minnesota’s gross state product and 5,900 jobs. Given the clear importance of the snowmobiling industry to Minnesota, an updated examination of its economic contributions and participants was warranted.
Schneider, Ingrid E.; Pascal, Elizabeth; Salk, Raintry; Schnoenecker, Tony.
Snowmobiling in Minnesota: Economic Impact and Consumer Profile.
University of Minnesota Tourism Center.
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