Dena Chandler of Equinox will be giving a presentation on the economic impacts of greenways at the Tennessee Environmental Conference in Kingsport, TN on March 26th, 2014. http://tnenvironment.com/
The Economic Engine of Greenways
Greenways have been praised for both environmental protection and community health benefits, but often overlooked for their impact on the economy.
The bicycling industry alone contributes $133 billion a year to the U.S. economy and generates $17.7 billion in federal, state and local taxes.
Cycling and trail tourism have become a major recreation trend in this region, helping to support local economies by infusing money into restaurants,retail, lodging, and transportation services.
This presentation will highlight examples of successful greenway and trail projects, as well as supporting figures and case studies from built projects and their impact on local economies.
Dena Chandler, Equinox Environmental Consultation & Design, Inc.