Over 110,000 jobs could be created fixing NP infrastructure, report says
More than 16,000 jobs in California. Another 8,054 in Wyoming. And nearly 7,300 in Virginia. All told, if Congress provided the funds to tackle the National Park Service's $11.3 billion maintenance backlog, it would create more than 110,000 jobs across the country, according to an analysis.
No doubt, the job tally likely would go higher, as the calculations made by the Cadmus consulting firm for the Pew Charitable Trusts were based on the park system's fiscal 2016 needs, and not the additional ones created by Hurricanes Irma and Maria that battered the Caribbean and Florida park units.