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Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final

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Outdoor rec summit october 2012 final

  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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