Yosemite's economic influence

Published at 11:17 p.m. on June 7, 2014 | Modified at 11:17 p.m. on June 7, 2014

Yosemite National Park in central California attracts about 4 million visitors every year, and those visitors arrive with money to spend. Yosemite is an important economic engine to nearby communities in its "gateway" region within 60 miles of the park. The National Park Service estimates that Yosemite generated about $380 million in direct visitor spending at businesses inside and outside the park in 2012, the most recent year for which figures are available. Video by Fresno Bee reporter Tim Sheehan, June 2014.

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