Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA) University of Connecticut
72 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2013
Date Written: June 15, 2011
This CCEA project for the state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protectin (DEEP) details how outdoor activities on state lands have an economic impact of more than $1 billion a year, from expenditures by residents and visitors on a variety of outdoor activities including camping, boating, fishing and hunting. The study highlights that for every dollar the state spends on the state park system, it receives an estimated $38 in economic activity. This study was released to the public by DEEP in December 2011.
Keywords: Economic Impact, state parks, residents, out-of-state visitors
JEL Classification: Q2, Q5
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Gunther, Peter and Parr, Kathryn E. and Graziano, Marcello and Carstensen, Fred V., The Economic Impact of State Parks, Forests and Natural Resources under the Management of (Connecticut) Department of Environmental Protection (June 15, 2011). Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA) University of Connecticut. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2195058 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2195058