Archive for Outdoor Industry

The rural growth trifecta: outdoor amenities, creative class and entrepreneurial context

Reposted from the Journal of Economic Geography “Rural development in the industrialized world is at crossroads. Primary industries continue to shed employment. Traditional strategies of promoting exogenous growth through the recruitment of employers are now much less effective. Routine and low-skill functions are increasingly outsourced to low-wage countries. At the same time, more knowledge-intensive functions tend to

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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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