Economic Impact Pillar Status Update





Engage and align FRPA with local, regional and statewide economic development organizations and agencies to develop a partnership for a statewide economic impact study.

The FRPA Foundation helped to fund the implementation of an online tool so that agencies and park professionals can input data to determine their local impact on home values, safety, jobs, tourism, the environment, and healthcare costs.
Current work includes marketing the Calculator to draw more users and supporting those that are using it.

Provide learning opportunities to inform and influence internal and external audiences about the economic impact of parks.

Creation of a resources page online that helps with telling the story of the values. 

Promote the economic impact message to elected officials and partner organizations.

Workshops held throughout the state and there is ongoing education of use of the Calculator and how to use the outputs. 


Adopt best practices and sustainable and expanded funding models that recognize economic impact.

Best Practices identification and collection is ongoing. The best practice items collected so far are available on the website. Sample Economic Impact studies are available in the Toolkit.

Lead Economic Impact: Bryan Nipe