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    Author(s): Charles H. Strauss; Bruce E. Lord
    Date: 1995
    Source: In: Vander Stoep, Gail A., ed. Proceedings of the 1994 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1994 April 10-12; Saratoga Springs, NY.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-198. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 138-142
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The economic impact of six of America's Industrial Heritage Project visitor centers was evaluated within a nine-county region of Pennsylvania. The total sales impact of these expenditures was $29.2 million. Over 60% of the direct sales impact was in the lodging and food service sectors. The labor-intensive character of both sectors created a substantial induced impact within the region. Although both sectors generated considerable employment within the region, their pay scales were below the regional average.

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    Strauss, Charles H.; Lord, Bruce E. 1995. Sector analysis of economic impacts from heritage centers. In: Vander Stoep, Gail A., ed. Proceedings of the 1994 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1994 April 10-12; Saratoga Springs, NY.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-198. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 138-142

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