Tourism, Mapping, Retail and Recreational Trails: A Case Study of Connectivity between Trails and Adjacent Downtowns in Anniston, Alabama, USA
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS) in Geographic Information Science & Technology
Chemistry & Geosciences
This study examines the estimated increase in economic impact on a geography’s local economy by creating cross-marketing efforts between expanding an established outdoor recreation trail to a closely located city downtown commerce district. This research will analyze the resulting potential rise in sales/lodging tax revenues for that city by mapping the trail and downtown district, and cross-marketing the other to users of both or either venue. Potential increase in economic impact will be estimated utilizing IMPLAN methodology by assessing the economic impact on the local economy that a percentage range of increased spending resulting from this cross-marketing effort could generate.
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