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Economic Impacts Of State Parks On State Economies In The South

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  • Bergstrom, John C.
  • Cordell, H. Ken
  • Watson, Alan E.
  • Ashley, Gregory A.

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The economic impacts of recreational visits to state parks on the economies of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee were estimated using the U.S. Forest Service IMPLAN input-output modeling system. Recreational expenditure data associated with state parks were obtained from the Public Area Recreation Visitors Study (PARVS). Results suggest that recreational spending may stimulate a considerable amount of economic activity in the state economies studied. Hence, future research into the economic development potential of outdoor recreation seems warranted.

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  • Bergstrom, John C. & Cordell, H. Ken & Watson, Alan E. & Ashley, Gregory A., 1990. "Economic Impacts Of State Parks On State Economies In The South," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 22(02), December.
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    1. Epperson, James E. & Tyan, Holly L. & Carley, Dale H., 1982. "Effects Of Removal Of The Peanut Program On Georgia Production And Distribution Of Selected Fresh Produce," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 14(01), July.
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    1. Sills, Erin O. & Alwang, Jeffrey Roger & Driscoll, Paul J., 1994. "Migrant Farm Workers On Virginia'S Eastern Shore: An Analysis Of Economic Impacts," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 26(01), July.
    2. Donald B. K. English, 1997. "Effects of Sample Selection on Estimates of Economic Impacts of Outdoor Recreation," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 27(3), pages 219-236, Winter.
    3. Green, Gary Paul, 2001. "Amenities and Community Economic Development: Strategies for Sustainability," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 31(2).
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