National Aquarium

National Aquarium reports annual economic impact of $455 million

National Aquarium reports annual economic impact of $455 million

The National Aquarium generated $455 million for Maryland in 2016, according to a new report commissioned by the Inner Harbor destination.

While the number of visitors to the aquarium in Baltimore has remained steady over the past five years, at about 1.3 million annually, the aquarium’s economic impact rose 42 percent from $319.6 million in 2012, the last time it was measured, according to the report by Sage Policy Group.

The aquarium attributed the growth in its economic impact to accelerated hiring, expanded community programs and facility improvements at the aquarium, plus increased spending among its visitors.

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