U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt released the Department of the Interior’s Economic Report for Fiscal Year 2019 today, October 26th.
Wyoming had the second-largest contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), economic output, and employment in 2019, according to the press release. Below are the released statistics for Wyoming.
- $14 billion contribution to GDP
- $20.1 billion in economic output
- 86,225 jobs
The report highlights the Department’s economic contributions that arise from managing Federal lands and waters and making investments that conserve and restore natural landscapes and the cultural heritage of the Nation, according to the press release.
Departmental management of these resources facilitates private sector activities that result in economic contributions across conventional and renewable energy, recreation, non-fuel minerals, irrigation, and a wide swath of other activities that supported $336 billion in economic output and 1.9 million jobs across the country.
Click here to read the full press release.