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Economic Impact of Local Parks, Recreation and Open Space in Pennsylvania

A study of the direct and indirect impacts of outdoor recreation travel in Pennsylvania documents the substantial contribution of recreation activities to Pennsylvania’s economy. The study documented recreation related spending in excess of $4 billion which supported 84,120 jobs and generated $770 million in taxes.
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Pennsylvania’s Recreation Plan 2004 - 2008: Executive Summary

2004
This report was created to devise a plan to improve outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This Executive Summary was published in 2010.
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The Economic Impact of National Heritage Areas

2013
Organizations/Sources: Tripp Umbach
A Case Study Analysis of Six National Heritage Area Sites in the Northeast Region of the United States and Projections on the National Impact of All National Heritage Areas
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The Outdoor Recreation Economy Report

2012
Organizations/Sources: Outdoor Industry Association
This two page summary provides data from 2011 and 2012 that supports the significant beneficial economic impact of outdoor recreation to Pennsylvania's economy.
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