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The purpose of this study was to estimate the economic impact of the visitors to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Brazos County, Texas. An economic impact analysis was performed using IMPLAN PRO software utilizing estimated visitation numbers to the George Bush Library and Museum and visitor expenditures based on the data from the tourist expenditure breakdown figures to Brazos County. The results showed that the visitors to the Library have a significantly positive economic impact on Brazos County: $10 million in total sales output, $4 million of personal income, and $709,000 of tax revenues. The total gross product generated by visitors to the Bush Library was $6 million. Discussions are provided in the article.
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Keywords: Economic impact analysis; George Bush Presidential Library and Museum; IMPLAN; Input—output analysis; Presidential Library

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, Texas A & M University, 2261 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2261

Publication date: 2004-01-01

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