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The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry in Virginia



This paper examines the economic impact of Virginia\'s horse industry using input-output analysis. Statewide impacts are further disaggregated into three categories: (1) expenditures on horse maintenance and support by horse owners and operations, (2) expenditures on horse shows and competitions, and (3) expenditures associated with pari-mutuel racing activities. Results indicate a total economic impact of 16,091 jobs and $670 million in value-added impact.

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  • Terance J. Rephann, 2011. "The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry in Virginia," Reports 2011-02, Center for Economic and Policy Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:vac:report:rpt11-02

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    1. Watson, Philip & Wilson, Joshua & Thilmany, Dawn D. & Winter, Susan, 2007. "Determining Economic Contributions and Impacts: What is the difference and why do we care?," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 37(2).
    2. Terance J. Rephann & John Knapp & William Shobe, 2010. "Study of the Economic Impact of Virginia Public Higher Education," Reports 2010-01, Center for Economic and Policy Studies.
    3. Terance J. Rephann, 2008. "The Economic Impact of Agriculture and Forestry on the Commonwealth of Virginia," Reports 2008-01, Center for Economic and Policy Studies.
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    1. Maynard, Leigh J. & Dunaway, Tarrah & Garkovich, Lorraine & Davis, Alison F., 2013. "The Impact of Agriculture on Other Business Activity: A Nationwide Analysis Applied to Fayette County, Kentucky," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 142131, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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    horse; racing; economic impact; input-output;

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    • Q19 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Other
    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General

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