Montana Benefited From $3.2 Billion in Visitor Spending in 2017

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Glacier National Park in Montana, shown here. A new study says visitors spent $3.24 billion in Montana last year, representing about a 2. 5 percent increase over 2016 spending. Montana Tourism

Skift Take: Some backstory: Montana has benefited from $580 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which improves access to fishing, hunting, and hiking sites across the state. But the Trump Administration's 2019 federal budget has proposed slashing that to less than $8 million, which might crimp Montana's recent, tourism-based economic growth.

— Sean O'Neill

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