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Counties With Federal Land See More Economic Growth Than Those Without

Published: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:48pm
Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:59pm
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The recent standoff at at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon highlighted the debate over the role of federally-owned land, especially in the west.

Now, a new report from the non-profit research group Headwaters Economics looks at whether there’s an economic benefit or impediment to non-metro counties with federal land in the west.

Megan Lawson is an economist with Headwaters Economics.

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