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TEXAS STATE PARKS

Natural Economic Assets

Autumn in Tyler State Park in Smith County, Texas

STATE PARK PROFILES

Introduction

Analyzing economic data and reports provided Comptroller staff with very useful information on local impacts from state parks, but nothing substitutes for face-to-face interviews. In June and July, 2008, staff visited 18 state parks and interviewed park superintendents, regional, county and city economic development officials and local business owners to get the full story about each park’s role in its region. These park profiles provide anecdotal evidence about the influence of parks on nearby economies.

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