Understanding Economic Impact Studies: Lessons on Data and the Outdoor Revolution

Economic impact studies offer a valuable approach to quantifying how and why outdoor recreation matter to local/state economies. These studies are revolutionizing how outdoor recreation organizations explain why public lands matter to government officials and are a critical part of supporting outdoor recreation developments. SORP has assembled two unique professionals with extensive experience in economic impact analysis in outdoor recreation.

Presented by: Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals


Event Details

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September 26, 2018

Location: Online

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Additional resource: Economic Impact of Rock Climbing / Mountain Biking / Paddling in the Nantahala-Pisgah NF



Description

Economic impact studies offer a valuable approach to quantifying how and why outdoor recreation matter to local/state economies. These studies are revolutionizing how outdoor recreation organizations explain why public lands matter to government officials and are a critical part of supporting outdoor recreation developments. SORP has assembled two unique professionals with extensive experience in economic impact analysis in outdoor recreation. These professionals will present on:

  • Learning the basics of understanding an economic impact report
  • Learn best practices in economic impact analysis
  • When, where, and how should economic impact studies be used in practice

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After viewing the presentation, attendees can:

  1. Interpret the findings of a economic impact study
  2. Understand how a study area is constructed
  3. Explain three different measures of economic impact.
  4. Identify best practices in critiquing and interpreting economic impact research
  5. Possess an overview of how economic impact studies are being used in outdoor recreation

 


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