Taggert J. Brooks, PhDChair and Associate Professor of Economics     University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
The Causes ofEconomic Growth
Tourism?
Thousands of Employees on Nonfarm Payrolls in                Salt Lake City, UT (MSA)560510460410360  Jan-90   Jan-92   Ja...
Thousands of Employees on Nonfarm Payrolls in                Salt Lake City, UT (MSA)580575570565560555550  Jan-00        ...
Thousands of Employees on Nonfarm Payrolls in          Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (MSA)2,2002,1002,0001,9001,8001,...
Thousands of Employees on Nonfarm Payrolls in2,200     Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (MSA)2,1502,1002,0502,0001,9501,...
A Metaphor forEconomic Development
Benefits   Improved Amenities and Opportunities   Increased Home Values (Hedonic value of    trails, parks, water, etc)...
Obesity Costs   Direct Costs:     5.7% of All Healthcare costs     That’s $154 Billion overall     $75 Billion paid by...
Size of the Industry   Bicycle Sales $6 Billion   Canoes and Kayaks $0.25 Billion   Video Game Sales $19 Billion
Comparative Advantage inEconomic Development
Thanks                                    Questions?Taggert J. Brooks, PhDAssociate Professor of EconomicsUniversity of Wi...
Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final
Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final
Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final
Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final
Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final
Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final
Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final
Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final
Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final
Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final
Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final
Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final
Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final
Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final
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    1. 1. Taggert J. Brooks, PhDChair and Associate Professor of Economics University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    2. 2. The Causes ofEconomic Growth
    3. 3. Tourism?
    4. 4. Thousands of Employees on Nonfarm Payrolls in Salt Lake City, UT (MSA)560510460410360 Jan-90 Jan-92 Jan-94 Jan-96 Jan-98 Jan-00 Jan-02 Jan-04
    5. 5. Thousands of Employees on Nonfarm Payrolls in Salt Lake City, UT (MSA)580575570565560555550 Jan-00 Jan-02 Jan-04
    6. 6. Thousands of Employees on Nonfarm Payrolls in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (MSA)2,2002,1002,0001,9001,8001,7001,6001,500 Jan-90 Jan-92 Jan-94 Jan-96 Jan-98
    7. 7. Thousands of Employees on Nonfarm Payrolls in2,200 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (MSA)2,1502,1002,0502,0001,9501,9001,8501,800 Jan-95 Jan-97 Jan-99
    8. 8. A Metaphor forEconomic Development
    9. 9. Benefits Improved Amenities and Opportunities Increased Home Values (Hedonic value of trails, parks, water, etc) Improved Health (Reduced Obesity) Tourism
    10. 10. Obesity Costs Direct Costs:  5.7% of All Healthcare costs  That’s $154 Billion overall  $75 Billion paid by government. Indirect Costs: ($66 Billion)  Absenteeism ($6 Billion)  Presenteeism  Disability and Workers Comp
    11. 11. Size of the Industry Bicycle Sales $6 Billion Canoes and Kayaks $0.25 Billion Video Game Sales $19 Billion
    12. 12. Comparative Advantage inEconomic Development
    13. 13. Thanks Questions?Taggert J. Brooks, PhDAssociate Professor of EconomicsUniversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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