Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Measuring the Economic Impact of Byways Designation, America's Byways Resource Center

Tags: Community Economic Development, Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis, Measurement, Tool Development

Client Name: America's Byways Resource Center

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Year: 2006, 2007, 2008


Yellow Wood Associates worked with the America’s Byways Resource Center to develop a tool to measure the economic impact of scenic byways and All-American Roads. This work involved engaging a steering committee, determining the specific needs of byway organizations regarding economic impact data and techniques for estimating the economic impacts associated with individual byways, surveying the byways community to identify existing data collection/analysis models in use for estimating economic impacts or conducting related analyses, determining the feasibility of creating a tool for collecting and analyzing data that is simple to use and effective for grassroots community groups with limited resources, and then developing that tool for byway organization use.