Economic Impact Analysis
Headquarters Program: Recreation Management Support Program
Nationally, Corps lakes attract about 250 million recreation visits every year, and the economic impact on these areas is enormous. The total economic benefits with multiplier effects on local communities (within 30 miles of a lake) include 99,000 jobs and $3 billion in annual salaries and wages of the $8.5 billion in visitor trip spending. At the national level, visitors to Corps lakes also spend an additional $2.1 billion on trips outside the local communities. That is $10.6 billion a year in trip spending by Corps lake visitors and a total of 189,000 jobs to the nation's economy.