A Summary of the National and State Economic Effects of the 1994 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Research Program.
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This report documents the regional economic effects of recreational use of Corps of Engineers CE water resource development projects. In 1994, over 12 billion was spent by visitors to engage in recreation at CE projects, resulting in 5 billion in income and over 186,000 jobs in industries directly supplying goods and services to CE visitors. Secondary effects of CE visitor spending accounted for an additional 15 billion in income and 410,000 jobs. The total effects of CE visitor spending in 1994 accounted for 0.4 percent of income and 1 in 200 jobs in the United States. Over 50 percent of CE visitor spending and associated economic effects occur in the following eight states Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Indiana. MM
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