Accession Number : ADA254242


Title :   Natural Resources Technical Support Program: Economic Impact Analysis as a Tool in Recreation Program Evaluation


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMY WESTERN COMMAND FORT SHAFTER HI


Personal Author(s) : Jackson, R S ; Stynes, Daniel J ; Propst, Dennis B ; Siverts, L E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254242.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : This report illustrates the process of incorporating economic impact analysis into management decision making at Corps of Engineers (CE) projects. The impact of current recreation use at Lake Shelbyville, Illinois, on the local and state economies is measured using IMPLAN (an economic input-output model). The economic impacts of visitor spending for both trip expenditures and durable goods are measured in terms of local and state income and employment. The economic impact of increased recreational use resulting from the development of an additional campground at Lake Shelbyville is measured to illustrate the potential economic effects of management actions. Using visitor spending profiles generated from surveys conducted at Lake Shelbyville, the income and employment effects of the national CE recreation program are estimated.


Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT , *RECREATION , INPUT , OUTPUT , DECISION MAKING , ECONOMICS , PROFILES , ENGINEERS , INCOME , ILLINOIS , INPUT OUTPUT MODELS , LAKES , SURVEYS , MODELS , MANAGEMENT , IMPACT , EMPLOYMENT


Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE