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    Author(s): Charles B. Sims; Donald G. Hodges; Del Scruggs
    Date: 2004
    Source: Proceedings of the Fourth Social Aspects and Recreation Research Symposium; 2004 February 4-6; San Francisco, California. San Francisco State University. 88-95
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    Rural economies in many parts of the United States have undergone significant changes over the past two decades. Faltering economies historically based on traditional economic sectors like agriculture and manufacturing are transitioning to retail and service sectors to support growth. One example of such an industry is resource-based recreation and tourism. Tourists seeking natural resource-based recreation opportunities have affected rural economies by injecting new dollars into local businesses, supporting local tax bases, and creating increased demands for locally available land, labor, and capital. Tourist expenditures create local demands for traded goods and services, thus creating jobs and income for local residents.

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    Citation

    Sims, Charles B.; Hodges, Donald G.; Scruggs, Del. 2004. Linking Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development: A Feasibility Assessment of the Obed Wild and Scenic River, Tennessee. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Social Aspects and Recreation Research Symposium; 2004 February 4-6; San Francisco, California. San Francisco State University. 88-95

    Keywords

    rural economy, tourism, recreation

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