APRIL 29, 2015

National park tourism in Arizona creates $1.23 billion in economic benefit

New report shows visitor spending supports 13,360 jobs in Grand Canyon State

DENVER — A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 10,747,223 visitors to national parks in Arizona in 2014 spent $837 million in the state. That spending supported 13,359 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $1,229,000,000. The results represent an 8.1 percent increase in spending and 6.4 percent rise in visitation over 2013.

APRIL 29, 2015

People in the West unhappy with the way businesses answer the phone

Less than a third of people in America's West are satisfied with the way businesses handle their phone calls, new research has revealed. The countrywide study of 2,234 consumers, conducted by audio branding specialist PH Media Group, discovered just 31 per cent of respondents are pleased with companies' phone manner.

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