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USDA Recreation Economy Resource Guide

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USDA launched a resource guide to provide rural community leaders and economic development practitioners a complete list of programs at Rural Development, Forest Service, and National Institute for Food and Agriculture that can be used to support recreational economies in rural America.


This guide addresses key factors necessary to build a sustainable recreational economy including natural resource management, conservation activities, infrastructure investment, business development and more.


Download the resource guide:

Recreation Economy at USDA: Economic Development Resources for Rural Communities