Implementing Trail-Based Economic Development Programs

A Handbook for Iowa Communities by Iowa Department of Transportation

This handbook outlines a variety of ways in which governments, businesses, chambers of commerce, tourism promoters, and individual citizens can help their communities develop and implement trail-based economic development programs.



Published November 09, 2000

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