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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. [Jul 10 2017] The economic benefits of Plano’s park and recreation system
    2017 - USA

    This study illustrates that parks, trails, recreation centers, and sports fields in Plano are key economic drivers that contribute millions in economic benefits annually to the city as a whole.

  3. [May 31 2016] 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. 

  4. [Apr 05 2016] 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...

  5. [Dec 07 2015] 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. ...

  6. [Aug 20 2015] 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. 

  7. [Jul 21 2015] 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.

  8. [Jun 16 2015] Co-benefits of Designing Communities for Active Living
    2015 - USA

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

  9. [Apr 28 2015] 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.

  10. [Mar 20 2015] 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.

  11. [Mar 13 2015] 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....

  12. [Mar 09 2015] 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. 

  13. [Mar 01 2015] 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.

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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