eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new
BREAKFAST WITH THE CANDIDATES: WATCH: Part 1 | Part 2 | RECAP | PHOTOS | #cbsphillydebate

Local

Federal Study Shows History Still Big Economic Engine For Philadelphia

View Comments
Independence Hall File Photo (Credit: John McDevitt)

Independence Hall File Photo (Credit: John McDevitt)

Mark Abrams Mark Abrams
Mark Abrams is a versatile part of the KYW Newsradio family, serving...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

By Mark Abrams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A study released by the National Park Service shows Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia continues to play a critical role in boosting the city’s economy.

The 16-day government shutdown aside last October, the park service study shows spending was still up last year at the site that includes Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and much more.

Jane Cowley, a spokeswoman for Independence National Historical Park, says it’s not just the park itself that benefits from tourism:

“The analysis of the Philadelphia parks shows 196 million economic benefit to the local community, which is huge.”

She says the park service can’t take all the credit:

“We rely so much on our partners. We have a number of organizations who either offer programming in the park or around the park and we work closely with the City of Philadelphia who is such a fabulous partner for our National Park Service.”

She adds more than 3.5-million people visited the federal sites in Philadelphia during 2013.

 

Check Out These Other Stories:

 

View Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 32,488 other followers