Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
Grand Staircase is rich in well-preserved dinosaur fossils, and as the home to over 20,000 archeological sites.
Local economies can take advantage of the opportunities created for geologists, paleontologists, archeologists, historians, and biologists in scientific research, education, and exploration.
Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah has been extremely beneficial to the local businesses and people and communities surrounding the national monument. In the past 10 years since its designation, the number of jobs in the area increased by 38 percent, and per-capita income rose 30 percent, according to a 2011 study.