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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. Creative cities: Principles and practices
    2004 - Canada

    This paper was designed to inform emerging policy discussions about how to enable Canadian cities to cultivate their creativity and reap the benefits for all citizens.  Some progress is now being...

  3. Mapping the Public Life of the Arts in America
    1999 - USA

    In America the nonprofit arts industry generates $36.8 billion in economic activity annually, support 1.3 million jobs and return $3.4 billion in federal income taxes.

  4. Documented Health and Environmental Benefits Derived from Ornamental Horticulture Products
    2007 - Canada

    The literature reviewed for this study clearly illustrates that there are significant benefits from ornamental horticulture, whether economic, environmental or lifestyle.

  5. ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF PROTECTING RIVERS, TRAILS, AND GREENWAY CORRIDORS A RESOURCE BOOK
    1996 - USA

    Greenways and trails may increase nearby property values .An increase in property values can increase local tax revenues and help offset greenway acquisition costs. Spending by local residents on...

  6. Conservation: An Investment That Pays The Economic Benefits of Parks and Open Space
    2009 - USA

    Parks Boost Land Values and Property Taxes.  In Chicago,residential units in blocks near Millenium park have increased in value $100 per square foot. So a 1,400-square-foot condo would be worth...

  7. The Economic and Environmental Impact of Ornamental Horticulture on Canada’s Economy
    2009 - Canada

    The Canadian ornamental horticulture sector is a significant core part of Canadian agriculture generating $3.8 billion in employment income and another $850 million in end-user taxes. 

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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