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Tracking the ripple effects of conservation spending

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Conservation spending on natural resources generates significant employment and economic in the United States. This presentation includes data and analysis for the American West.

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Tracking the ripple effects of conservation spending

  1. 1. Economic Value of Conservation Spending in the United States September 2013
  2. 2. Total Direct Investment in the Conservation Economy, by investment source 9/15/2013 2 4% 60% 25% 11% Federal Government State Governments Private Sector Local Governments Source: Southwick Associates, “Conservation Economy in America”
  3. 3. 9/15/2013 3 Investment Quintiles Top 10 States Bottom 10 States Total direct economic contributions of conservation spending, by state, without multiplier effects Source: Southwick Associates, “Conservation Economy in America”
  4. 4. 9/15/2013 4 Total direct economic contributions for conservation spending, in the West (in billions) $4.30 $1.63 $1.32 $0.93 $0.75 $0.97 $0.91 $0.91 $0.70 $0.45 $0.88 (USD, billions) Investment Quintiles Top 10 States Bottom 10 States Source: Southwick Associates, “Conservation Economy in America”
  5. 5. Aggregate and per capita conservation spending by state, in the West 9/15/2013 5 $0 $200 $400 $600 $800 $1,000 $1,200 $1,400 0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 3,500 4,000 4,500 5,000 Millions Total Spending Per Capita Spending Source: Southwick Associates, “Conservation Economy in America”
  6. 6. Direct conservation spending by investment source, in the West (in millions) 9/15/2013 6 0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 3,500 4,000 4,500 4,310 1,626 Oregon WashingtonCalifornia 1,323 972 Colorado 884 753 New Mexico 453 Arizona Idaho Wyoming UtahMontana Nevada 934 912 910 704 Federal Government Local GovernmentState Government Private Sector Source: Southwick Associates, “Conservation Economy in America”
  7. 7. 9/15/2013 7 ROI > 80% 61% - 80% 41% - 60% 21% - 40% 0-20% <0% Return on investment: Direct conservation spending compared to total economic output, by state Source: Southwick Associates, “Conservation Economy in America”
  8. 8. 9/15/2013 8 ROI > 80% 61% - 80% 41% - 60% 21% - 40% 0-20% <0% 91% 52% 45% 9% -2% 35% 24% 57% 48% 38% 15% Return on investment: Direct conservation spending compared to total economic output, in the West Source: Southwick Associates, “Conservation Economy in America”
  9. 9. Total economic contributions of conservation spending, including multiplier effects (in millions) 9/15/2013 9 $8,244 $4,310 $2,47 5 $1,626 $1,311 $97 2 $1,043 $7 04 $1,022 $934 $625 $453 $912 $910 $1,323 California Idaho $1,016 $753 Montana Utah New Mexico $1,132 $739 $20,944 Nevada Wyoming Colorado Arizona$1,425 Total Output $884 Total Direct Investment $1,913 Washington $13,779 Oregon Source: Southwick Associates, “Conservation Economy in America”
  10. 10. Economic contributions of conservation spending, by aggregated industry sector 9/15/2013 10 21% 4% 48% 14% 13%Government & non NAICs (payroll) Construction Professional – scientific and technical services Manufacturing Other Source: Southwick Associates, “Conservation Economy in America”
  11. 11. Benefit from direct investment in natural resource conservation, by industry 9/15/2013 11 8% 9% 20% 9% 41% 14% Real estate & rental Professional - scientific & technology services Finance & insurance Other sectors Government & non NAICs Manufacturing 52,909 285,532 67,957 62,643 53,259 138,231 Health & social services Other sectors Retail trade Professional- scientific & tech svcs Administrative & waste services Government & non NAICs Jobs supported Economic Output Source: Southwick Associates, “Conservation Economy in America”
  12. 12. 9/15/2013 12 ecowest.org Download more slides and other resources Contact us by e-mailing mitch@ceaconsulting.com

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