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The economic importance of national monuments to local communities

New data from Headwaters Economics “In 2011 and again this year, Headwaters Economics analyzed the economies surrounding the 17 national monuments in the eleven western continental states that are larger than 10,000 acres and were created between 1982 and 2011. This sample avoids smaller monuments with little potential to have an impact on local economies,

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Are local histories the key to better economic development?

Reposted from the Burghard Group’s Strengthening Brand America Blog “Every once in awhile, a contact sends me an email outlining a new idea to be considered by the economic development community. Mike Milkovich recently sent me just such an email outlining his thinking about the role local histories can play in creating prosperous communities. With

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