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Recreation area a positive for economy - The Bay City Tribune: News

Recreation area a positive for economy

Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 4:00 am

    Matagorda County stands to benefit from a significant economic impact if included in the proposed Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area, according to a report released by the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), Houston Wilderness and Rice University’s SSPEED Center.

     The economic impact report looks at the potential for tremendous economic impacts and identifies the benefits of creating a new national recreation area in the four proposed Texas counties — Matagorda, Brazoria, Galveston and Chambers — and sets forth a plan to help achieve the vision.

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