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7.04 Recreation, fitness, sport, arts, culture, parks, and open spaces are significant employment generators

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  2. The Economic Contributions of Outdoor Recreation: Technical Report on Methods and Findings
    2012 - USA

    In the U.S. outdoor recreation provides $646 billion in economic impacts and 6.1 million direct jobs every year (three times that of the oil and gas industry)

  3. Impact of Arts & Culture Industries on Texas: Update
    2011 - USA

     Arts and culture Industries as well as creative sector employees are a vital component of the Texas economy. It is also clear that all parts of the state benefit from these businesses and workers....

  4. A Snapshot of the Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation
    2012 - USA

    Spending on outdoor recreation is a vital part of the U. S. national and western economies. It means jobs and incomes and can be the lifeblood of many rural communities in the West.

  5. Economic Contributions of Outdoor Recreation on the Colorado River & Its Tributaries
    2012 - USA

    Recreational activity along the Colorado River and its tributaries contributes about $17 billion in direct spending per year. If recreation associated with the Colorado River and it tributaries was...

  6. Economic Impacts of Michigan Museums: Executive Summary
    2003 - USA

    The statewide economic impacts of museums in Michigan is 15,000 jobs and $331 million in wages and salaries.

  7. Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis: Executive Summary
    2012 - USA

    Parks provide quality of life, recreation, aesthetic and environmental benefits, but they also provide positive economic benefits: they enhance property values, attract corporations, bring in...

  8. Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation Activities in Pennsylvania
    2011 - USA

    Beyond the aesthetic, cultural and historical benefits of historic preservation, there are many economic benefits: economic stimulus through construction projects, wealth gains and tax revenue...

  9. Creative State Michigan
    2012 - USA

    Nearly half a billion dollars was contributed in direct expenditures to Michigan’s economy in 2009. For every $1 Michigan invests in arts and culture, $51 is pumped back into the state's economy....

  10. Economic and Health Benefits of Bicycling in Iowa
    2011 - USA

    The spending of recreational cyclists generates $364.8 million in direct and indirect impacts to the State of Iowa.  When it comes to health, bicycling saves the state $73.9 million in healthcare...

  11. 2010 Arctic Winter Games Grande Prairie, Alberta: Event Analysis And Economic Impact Study
    2011 - Canada

    Direct visitor spending and event operations expenditures invested into the economy (province‐wide) and attributed to hosting the 2010 Arctic Winter Games in Grande Prairie, Alberta were...

  12. The importance of nature to Canadians: the economic significance of nature-related activities
    2000 - Canada

    The enjoyment provided by nature has significant impacts on the national, provincial and territorial economies. At the national level, the $11.7 billion spent in Canada on nature-related activities...

  13. The Economic Impact of State Parks, Forests and Natural Resources under the Management of Department
    2011 - USA

    Consumer surpluses (quality of life benefits) in addition to their expenditures suggest that, in recent years, visitors to Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection managed venues derived...

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

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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