Study: Disney generates 1 in 50 jobs and 2.5% of GDP in Florida

Walt Disney World and its related businesses account for 2.5% of Florida's gross domestic product, according to a study commissioned by the resort. Disney operations are responsible for more than one in 50 jobs in Florida. "It was 40 years ago, in the fall of 1971, that we opened the gates of Walt Disney World. And we've been growing ever since," said Disney World President Meg Crofton.

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