Economic Development

The economy has changed dramatically in recent decades, in both rural and urban areas. New research points to effective strategies that can improve regional competitiveness.

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Report

Trails Toolkit: Helping Communities Invest Wisely

— Communities and local leaders can utilize this trails toolkit to better understand whether and how trails can accomplish local goals, along with the cost and benefits of proposed projects.

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Report

Montana’s Outdoor Recreation Economy

— A new report highlights the role of Montana’s outdoor recreation economy in spending, jobs, and economic diversification.

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Blog

City Trails: Improving Equitable Access

— Urban trail efforts increasingly are focusing on providing equitable access to trails. Trails and parks can create substantial benefits for public health, property values, and quality of life.

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