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National Monuments: Economic Performance Before and After Designation

Assess the trends and performance of four key economic indicators in communities adjacent to national monuments: population, employment, personal income, and per capita income.

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The Economic Importance of National Monuments to Local Communities

UPDATED: Research and interactive map showing that the economies of communities adjacent to 17 national monuments studied in the West all expanded following the monument’s creation.

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Commercial Activities on National Forests

UPDATED: Headwaters Economics has produced two interactive maps to help users better understand the range of commercial activities on National Forests at the Forest, state and forest region levels.

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National Park’s Economic Impacts

Economic Impacts of Visitation and Expenditures

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Economic Impact of National Park Service Units

Updated with latest data, this interactive and background materials show visits, spending, and the number of jobs created in gateway communities for each of the National Park Service units.

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The Economic Impacts of Restoration in Central Idaho

This report provides a way to calculate the economic impacts of natural resource restoration activities to nearby communities that should be helpful to local officials, agency staff, and policy analysts.

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Non-Labor Income: Large and Growing in Importance Across the West

Non-labor income (NLI) is one of the largest and fastest growing sources of income in the West, constituting 34 percent of total personal income in 2011; and 60 percent of net growth in real personal income during the last decade.

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West’s Economy Outperforming Rest of United States

This summary analyzes the West’s economy, the region’s economic performance, and what is driving economic growth.

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County Payments Research

This post summarizes our analysis of recent Senate and House bills; a single payment proposal to combine SRS, revenue sharing, and PILT; testimony before the U.S. Senate; and interactive maps that show commercial activities on National Forests.

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Owyhee Canyonlands Hold Economic Potential

This report provides an initial analysis of the potential economic impact of protecting the Owyhee Canyonlands area in Malheur County.

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