NEWS
National Aquarium worth more than US$450m to Maryland’s economy, study shows
POSTED 18 Nov 2017 . BY Alice Davis
The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, is the catalyst for US$455m (€386m, £345m) in economic activity across the state every year, a new study has shown.

The research, carried out by Sage Policy Group, reveals the wide-ranging economic impact of the attraction, which draws thousands of visitors to Maryland and creates around 4,500 direct and indirect jobs for the state.

“The National Aquarium is an important pillar for our state’s economy, supporting jobs, tourism and revenue,” said Mike Gill, secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce.

The figure has risen since Sage’s last economic impact assessment, which was carried out in 2012 and found the aquarium generated around US$320m (€271m, £242m) per year.

According to the new report, the National Aquarium creates US$360m (€305m, £272m) and 3,900 jobs for the city of Baltimore, raising US$9m (€7.63m, £6.81m) in tax revenue for the city and US$20m (€16m, £15m) for the state.

The popular facility attracted 1.3 million guests in 2016, with 83 per cent arriving from outside the region. Of those, nine out of 10 visitors said a trip to the aquarium was their main reason for coming to Baltimore and a third of them were staying in the city for at least one night. Their spend on accommodation, eating out and getting around creates US$155m (€131m, £117m) annually for the local economy.

“We're proud to be a longstanding economic driver for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland, expanding our ability to strengthen communities and inspire conservation,” said John Racanelli, National Aquarium president and chief executive officer. “Our goal is to serve as a key resource for our region and state, providing engaging guest experiences, valuable educational programmes and meaningful conservation initiatives.”

More on the study, compiled by Sage, here.
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - National Aquarium worth more than US$450m to Maryland’s economy, study shows...
17 Oct 2018 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

18 Nov 2017

National Aquarium worth more than US$450m to Maryland’s economy, study shows
BY Alice Davis

A guest takes part in a scavenger hunt at the National Aquarium, Baltimore, Maryland

A guest takes part in a scavenger hunt at the National Aquarium, Baltimore, Maryland
photo: Ken Stanek

The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, is the catalyst for US$455m (€386m, £345m) in economic activity across the state every year, a new study has shown.

The research, carried out by Sage Policy Group, reveals the wide-ranging economic impact of the attraction, which draws thousands of visitors to Maryland and creates around 4,500 direct and indirect jobs for the state.

“The National Aquarium is an important pillar for our state’s economy, supporting jobs, tourism and revenue,” said Mike Gill, secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce.

The figure has risen since Sage’s last economic impact assessment, which was carried out in 2012 and found the aquarium generated around US$320m (€271m, £242m) per year.

According to the new report, the National Aquarium creates US$360m (€305m, £272m) and 3,900 jobs for the city of Baltimore, raising US$9m (€7.63m, £6.81m) in tax revenue for the city and US$20m (€16m, £15m) for the state.

The popular facility attracted 1.3 million guests in 2016, with 83 per cent arriving from outside the region. Of those, nine out of 10 visitors said a trip to the aquarium was their main reason for coming to Baltimore and a third of them were staying in the city for at least one night. Their spend on accommodation, eating out and getting around creates US$155m (€131m, £117m) annually for the local economy.

“We're proud to be a longstanding economic driver for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland, expanding our ability to strengthen communities and inspire conservation,” said John Racanelli, National Aquarium president and chief executive officer. “Our goal is to serve as a key resource for our region and state, providing engaging guest experiences, valuable educational programmes and meaningful conservation initiatives.”

More on the study, compiled by Sage, here.



Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
New “Hilltop Gallery” in China’s Yanshan mountains completes construction
New “Hilltop Gallery” in China’s Yanshan mountains completes construction   16 Oct 2018

A dramatic mountain-top arts centre has been built in the Yanshan mountains in China. The Hilltop Gallery – also known as the Phoenix Valley Summit .... more>>
New Westin resort touches down in the Maldives
New Westin resort touches down in the Maldives   16 Oct 2018

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo resort has opened in the Republic of the Maldives. The estimated US$40m (€34.5m, £30.3m) Marriott International .... more>>
Rabat Morocco to be the home of Africa’s tallest building
Rabat Morocco to be the home of Africa’s tallest building   16 Oct 2018

The Bank of Africa skyscraper in Rabat, Morocco, will be the tallest building on the African continent, at 250-metres, when it opens in 2022. The .... more>>
Stockholm’s Nationalmuseum reopens following refurbishment
Stockholm’s Nationalmuseum reopens following refurbishment   16 Oct 2018

Larger exhibition areas across three floors will showcase more than 5,000 artworks including paintings, sculpture and photography at the reopened .... more>>
Netflix's Black Mirror to give users a choice of stories: Will attractions follow?
Netflix's Black Mirror to give users a choice of stories: Will attractions follow?   16 Oct 2018

The upcoming season of the Emmy-winning science-fiction series Black Mirror, due for release in December, will have an episode that allows .... more>>
V&A’s Photography Centre opens as part of its FuturePlan initiative
V&A’s Photography Centre opens as part of its FuturePlan initiative   16 Oct 2018

London’s V&A Museum has opened its new Photography Centre – a dedicated space showing works including the Royal Photographic Society collection, which .... more>>
Company profile


Pure World Energy

PWE is an engineering based company focussed on delivering integrated energy generation and demand side reduction solutions for its customers.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Dyaco launches new Spirit Fitness Fluid Rower and refreshes 900 CV range

Dyaco launches new Spirit Fitness Fluid Rower and refreshes 900 CV range

Global fitness manufacturer Dyaco, has launched the new Spirit CRW900 Fluid Rower to add to its growing range of Spirit Fitness CV equipment. More>>




in this issue

• Verstegen: Gyms face 'changing landscape'
• Mark Anthony launches FirstLight Cycle
• Hard Rock Hotel to open in spring 2019



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Personal Trainers Wanted
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Soho Gyms
Maintenance Technician
Salary: £18,000 - £23,000 per annum
Location: Nottingham, UK
Company: Lex Leisure
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £ 21.284 per annum
Location: Mitcham, UK
Company: GLL
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

24 Apr - 26 Nov 2018

MAPIC Russia

Expocentre, Moscow, Russia



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Last word: The benefits of retreats
Research is showing retreats could have a positive health impact More>>
  Editor’s letter: Mental health
Liz Terry shares her thoughts More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Editor’s letter: Failing the elderly
Liz Terry shares her thoughts More>>
  Social good: Winds of change
Learn about the Change Foundation and the opportunities it creates More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd