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The Economic Impact of National Monuments to Local Communities 

August 4, 2014 — By Heath Wickline

Environment Program grantee Headwaters Economics recently updated their analysis of the economic performance of communities adjacent to national monuments in the American West:

These updated results—like the earlier study—found that the local economies surrounding all 17 of the national monuments studied expanded following the creation of a new national monument.

An interactive map of the communities studied is included with the updated research.