Protected Federal Lands in Non-Metro West Increase Per Capita Income!

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A new report by Headwaters Economics finds three economic measures to be positively associated with protected public lands: per capita income, growth in per capita income, and growth in per capita investment income.

The study finds that, on average, counties with national parks, wilderness, and other forms of protected public lands benefit with increased economic performance.

Click here to read Headwaters Economics’ release of its report.

Click here to read or download the report.

This article published on January 30, 2013 • [Permalink]