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Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 9:16 AM HST

Study finds volcano generates millions in spending

By Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) A new study finds that Kilauea volcano generates many millions of dollars in spending at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park each year.

Hawaii News Now, citing the study, says Kilauea generates about $97 million a year in spending at the park and surrounding communities.

According to the National Park Service study, almost 1.4 million visitors toured Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2011. The report goes on to say that spending supported almost 1,200 jobs on the Big Island. Those jobs are in lodging, food, retail, recreation, transportation, and more.

Overall, Hawaii's seven national parks have seen a significant visitor increase since 2010.

The study says the parks support 3,300 jobs across the state.

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