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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. [http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/documents/WISC_ST_PARKS-ECON_REPORT_2013_FINAL_WEB.pdf] Economic Impacts of the Wisconsin State Park System: Connections to Gateway Communities
    http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/documents/WISC_ST_PARKS-ECON_REPORT_2013_FINAL_WEB.pdf - USA

    Wisconsin state parks and trails are not only important drivers of local economic vitality across the state, but also provide additional economic value due to non-market goods, such as ecosystem...

  3. [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.

  4. [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. 

  5. [2015] 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...

  6. [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. ...

  7. [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. 

  8. [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.

  9. [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.

  10. [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. 

  11. [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.

  12. [2015] 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.

  13. [2014] 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. 

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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