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7.08 Leisure programs and green spaces increase tax revenue for all levels of government and potential income for non-profits and private business. (recreation, sport, arts, culture)

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  2. [Aug 29 2017] Urban forests:Conservation strategy to increase ecosystem services & urban wellbein
    2017 - USA

    Planting more trees in potential tree cover areas could nearly double the benefits provided by the urban forest.

  3. [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. ...

  4. [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. 

  5. [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.

  6. [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.

  7. [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....

  8. [Mar 10 2015] The Outdoor Recreation Economy: Take it Outside for American Jobs and a Strong Economy
    2012 - USA

    Each year, Americans spend $646 billion on outdoor recreation. This spending supports 6.1 million direct jobs and $80 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue.

  9. [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.

  10. [Oct 28 2014] Economic Benefits of Open Space, Recreation Facilities and Walkable Community Design
    2010 - USA

    This research synthesis reviews research on the different ways that walkability, parks, and open spaces can bring economic benefits to a community.

  11. [May 21 2014] Non-Motorized Outdoor Recreation in British Columbia: Participation and Economic Contributions
    2014 - Canada

    Non-motorized outdoor recreationists contribute significantly to the economy of BC. A higher frequency of single-day trips where opportunities are more easily accessible indicates that the economic...

  12. [Feb 26 2014] 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...

  13. [Feb 26 2014] The Economic Impact of Canada’s National, Provincial and Territorial Parks in 2009
    2011 - Canada

    Spending on park programs by the Canadian federal, provincial, and territory governments and by parks visitors has a substantial impact on the Canadian economy, creating jobs, generating income for...

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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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