Valuing Recreational Benefits of Great Lakes Areas of Concern Cleanup
Major Goals and Objectives
- To measure the economic benefits of tourism-based activities for the Grand Calumet River Waukegan Harbor Areas of Concern following cleanup and restoration.
- To identify socioeconomic benefits of community revitalization through increased jobs due to robust growth in the tourism sector.
- To test whether gentrification or preference-based sorting predominates restoration and remediation incentives in contrast to a more stable resident population.
- To engage in outreach with local stakeholders and communicate findings on economic benefits of environmental projects.