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Economic Impact of Outfitted Hunting in AB

Economic Impact of Outfitted Hunting in AB

The outfitted hunting industry makes an important contribution to the Alberta economy, adding $105 million to total output, $58 million to GDP, and creating 460 FTE positions representing $24.4 million in wages, salaries and benefits in the pockets of Albertans. In addition, outfitted hunting contributed $12.1 million in taxes to all levels of government. Relative to some sectors, including oil and gas extraction, the multiplier is relatively high. Given the distribution of client-days based on origin, 91% of the value added to the Alberta economy is attributable to non-resident alien clients and an additional 4% to non-resident clients. Therefore, 95% of revenues from outfitted hunting represent new money being spent in Alberta by non-resident visitors. Most of the revenues generated by outfitted hunting remain in Alberta. By increasing the wages and salaries of Albertans, particularly in smaller isolated communities, the outfitted hunting industry is regionally significant and contributes to small businesses in the communities where it operates.

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