The Place Value Economy: The role of outdoor recreation in creating great places

Training Type(s): Education, Webinar
Date / Time: March 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Wednesday, March 22 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM MDT

First in a four-part series: The Place Value Economy webinar series will explore key findings from Community Builders’ Place Value study.*

Outdoor recreation is an economic powerhouse, generating billions in consumer spending and providing thousands of good jobs for communities in the American West. Many of these same communities advertise recreation in their efforts to attract new business and entrepreneurs. Outdoor recreation is increasingly finding its way into communities growth and economic development strategies.

In this webinar we will explore the role of outdoor recreation as a tool for improving quality of life and local economies. Following an introduction to the findings of our Place Value study, which examines the relationships between community qualities and economic activity, a panel will discuss strategies for leveraging outdoor recreation for economic development at the state and local level.