ASSUMPTIONS AND INPUTSEconomic Activity
is defined as the total personnel spending and capital spending by local park agencies. Personnel spending includes the cost of salaries, wages, and benefits. Capital spending includes the cost of acquiring, upgrading, and maintaining park assets. This should be specific to the park you are evaluating. If you do not break up your budget by park, consider the
percentage of your operating and capital budgets that this park utilizes.
The first calculation utilizes the 2018 NRPA “Economic Impact of Local Parks” study, which displays the economic activity (personnel/capital spending) by parks and the jobs that were supported. The data is Florida specific and results in the total jobs that are supported through a park’s economic activity. For every $120,220 in economic activity, one job is supported.
To enter the Total Annual Direct Spending on Recreation and/or Events, please refer to Tourism
The 'Annual Spending On Recreation and/or Events' dollar value can be found in the “circle” once you select Calculate. If you have not calculated the Tourism tab, enter in the ‘Annual Spending on Recreation and/or Events’ from your agency’s reporting methodology. The second calculation utilizes the Florida Department of Environmental Protection study from 2017 which estimates that total jobs supported through annual spending on recreation and/or events at parks. For every $62,500 in annual spending on recreation and/or events, one job is supported.Links to resources used in the Calculator:
Parks have been proven to be drivers of significant economic activity, having a positive impact on the economy through supporting jobs in local communities. The calculator strives to utilize currently published data to quantify the total jobs supported.
How you can use these resources:Familiarize yourself with the background information related to the Calculations within the Jobs Supported Value Calculator. Using this information in your reporting will allow your audience to see the validity of the data you are presenting to them.Additionally, use the data that "speaks" to your audience the most.