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Record-Breaking Tourism Year for Montana

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It was a record breaking year for tourism in Montana.

According to the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana, more than 11 million people visited the Treasure State in 2013. That's up 2.3% over 2012.

The visitors added more than $3.6 billion into the Montana economy and that's a 10.7% increase from the previous year.

Tourism employs more than 44,000 people in this state.

"The Montana Office of Tourism and Montana's tourism communities have worked tirelessly to put this industry back on track and poised for growth," says Governor Bullock. "It's evident that those efforts are paying off - the number of people coming to our state to have their own #MontanaMoment is more than ever before and they're spending more than ever, too."

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