A report commissioned by The Conservation Fund was released this week showing the economic impact potential that the Okefenokee Swamp World Heritage Designation would mean for the swamp and the region. The study found a potential for 100 percent increase in visitation, generating some $60 million in additional annual economic impact.
“This report is tremendous news that shows the strong ROI and economic impact that both the World Heritage Site designation and completion of the Okefenokee Experience improvements would have on our region,” said Kim Bednarek, executive director of the Okefenokee Swamp Park. “We are simultaneously protecting the Swamp, opening it up to new visitors and audiences, and creating more jobs and tax revenues for our region. It truly is a win-win, and we are excited about the future!”
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