The Economic and Fiscal Benefits of the Dallas Zoo

Published on May 11, 2018
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For 130 years, the Dallas Zoo has been providing entertainment and education to the people of Dallas, the surrounding area, and beyond. The Zoo's wide variety of specimens, acclaimed exhibits, and research facilities make it a popular destination both for local residents and visitors from outside the area.

More than a million people visit the Zoo every year. These visitors generate substantial incremental business activity. In addition, the Zoo provides hundreds of jobs and purchases goods and services from other area businesses. The Perryman Group (TPG) was asked to examine the overall economic and fiscal benefits associated with the Zoo's operations, visitors, and construction projects.

Analysis indicates that the Dallas Zoo's operations and visitors generate an estimated $244.9 million in gross product per year and 3,354 jobs for the City of Dallas when multiplier effects are considered.

Construction projects further enhance the positive economic impact of the Zoo, as well as assuring its ongoing role as a major attraction for the area.

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