Visitors to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park spent $136 million in neighboring Northeast Ohio communities, according to a new study.

That spending, from nearly 2.2 million visitors to the federal park between Akron and Cleveland in 2014, supported 2,284 local jobs and had cumulative boost of $190 million to the local economy, officials said.

The peer-reviewed analysis was conducted by U.S. Geological Survey economists Catherine Cullinane Thomas and Christopher Huber and National Park Service economist Lynne Koontz.

“National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, returning $10 for every $1 invested by the National Park Service, and it’s a big factor in our local economy as well,” Cuyahoga Valley Superintendent Craig Kenkel said in a statement. “We appreciate the partnership and support of our neighbors and are glad to be able to give back by helping to sustain local communities.”

The study also showed that Canton’s First Ladies National Historic Site welcomed 15,326 visitors in 2014. They spent an estimated $859,600 in communities near the park, supporting 14 jobs and creating a cumulative benefit to the local economy of about $1.2 million.

The national report showed $15.7 billion of direct spending by 292.8 million visitors in communities within 60 miles of national parks.

Most visitor spending went toward lodging (30.6 percent), followed by food and beverage (20.3 percent), gas and oil (11.9 percent), admission and fees (10.2 percent) and souvenirs and other expenses (9.9 percent).

The national report is available at www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/economics.cfm.