Balancing Nature & Commerce in Transylvania County Workshop Session 2: Regional Economic Overview

Balancing Nature and Commerce in Transylvania County

Session 2 Resources: Regional Economic Overview

  1. American Farmland Trust, 2010, Fact sheet: cost of community services studies, Washington, DC: Farmland Information Center.

  2. Crompton, John L. “The Proximate Principle: The Impact of Parks, Open Space and Water Features on Residential Property Values and the Property Tax Base”. NRPA, 2004.
  3. Dougherty, Conor, “The New American Gentry,” The Wall Street Journal, January 2008.

  4. Fishman, Charles, “The Insourcing Boom,” The Atlantic, December 2012.

  5. Hoffer, Doug, and Melissa Levy, n.d., “Measuring Community Wealth, Report for the Wealth Creation in Rural Communities Project for the Ford Foundation” Yellow Wood Associates.

  6. Jonsson, Patrik, “High-tech brings rural towns back to life,” The Christian Science Monitor, 12/18/07

  7. Kazmierski, Bob, et al. “Trails and Their Gateway Communities: A Case Study of Recreational Use Compatibility and Economic Impacts.” University of Wisconsin (2009).

  8. Kurtz, Rick S. “Public Lands Policy and Economic Trends in Gateway Communities”. Review of Policy Research (2010).

  9. Marlow, Josef. “Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Smart Growth Policies.”  Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Sonoran Institute Joint Venture (2008).

  10. *Neal, Dale. “Being True to Your Heritage Good for Economy.” Asheville Citizen Times, November 2013.

  11. Phillips, S. and A. Ingerson. 2002. Community economic assessment workbook. Washington, DC: The Wilderness Society

  12. Phillips, Spencer, 2004. The economic benefits of wilderness: focus on property value enhancement, Science & Policy Brief #2, March, Washington, DC: The Wilderness Society.

  13. Place Economics. “Measuring the Economics of Preservation: Recent Findings.” Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, June 2011.

  14. The Sonoran Institute. “About Town: Building Revenue for Communities,” 2012.

  15. Stynes, Daniel J. “Economic Impacts of Tourism.” Michigan State University, 1997.

  16. Wilkinson, Adam and Justin Sacks. “Why Local Money Flows Matter”. LM3 Online.

Web Resources:

a.       Economic Impacts of National Parks Interactive Tool:

b.      Headwaters Economics, Economic Profile System, download from

c.       Seven Forms of Community Wealth

Yellow Wood Associates. 2013. Wealth Creation in Rural Communities. Multiple resources available at

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