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7.02 Leisure programs, services, and parks contribute to economic development by attracting business to communities. (recreation, sport, arts, culture, outdoor/environmental)

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  2. The Economic Value of Quiet Recreation
    2016 - USA

    Nonmotorized recreation on the public lands overseen by the Bureau of Land Management supports 25,000 jobs and generates $2.8 billion for the US economy. 

  3. Designed to Move: Active Cities
    2015 - USA

    The report shows that cities with physically active populations are not only more economically competitive – they also benefit from increased productivity, improved school performance, higher...

  4. The Economic Impact of Local Parks
    2015 - USA

    America’s local and regional public park agencies generated nearly $140 billion in economic activity and supported almost 1 million jobs from their operations and capital spending alone in 2013. ...

  5. Economic and Cultural Value of Live Music
    2014 - Australia

    In 2014 live music contributed $15.7 billion worth of economic, social and cultural benefits to the Australian community. 

  6. Connecting Canadians with Nature
    2014 - Canada

    Research confirms that deepening our relationship with the natural world has tremendous personal benefits that ripple positively out to every facet of society.

  7. Co-benefits of Designing Communities for Active Living
    2015 - USA

    Active cities are an investment in developing greater human, economic, social and environmental capital. 

  8. Public Lands Are Crucial to Small Businesses and Local Economies
    2015 - USA

    Public lands are essential to local economies in the US West and are the catalyst to creating new jobs, attracting entrepreneurs and visitors and boosting consumer spending.

  9. The Economic Value of Public Lands in Grand County, Utah
    2015 - USA

    The economic and revenue importance of the travel, tourism, and recreation has increased in Grand County during the past several years, accounting for 47 percent of private employment.

  10. Arts & Economic Prosperity IV
    2012 - USA

    Nonprofit arts and culture organizations in the US drive a $135.2 billion industry that supports 4.1 million full-time equivalent jobs and generates $22.3 billion in government revenue annually....

  11. Measuring the Benefits of Community Forestry
    2015 - Canada

    The report identified the most compelling indicators that demonstrate the tangible social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits that community forests bring to their communities. 

  12. Co-benefits of Designing Communities for Active Living
    2015 - USA

    Designing communities that support physical activity is likely to produce a wide variety of additional benefits, ranging from mental health to environmental sustainability and economics.

  13. Economic Analysis of Outdoor Recreation in Washington State
    2015 - USA

    Residents and visitors to Washington State spend about $21.6 billion per year on outdoor recreation trips and equipment.

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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