Recreation Arts Heritage

Recreation, arts and heritage assets can generate economic development by creating jobs, encouraging entrepreneurship, strengthening community image, attracting visitors, and increasing demand for various types of housing. CGS can help you identify these assets in your area, advise you on the potential of these kinds of assets, quantify economic impact, suggest ways to leverage them, facilitate building community support, and research best practices that can serve as a model for your efforts. Collaborating with nearby communities or organizations can result in a cost effective and impactful plan for area wide growth. CGS can assist in designing a collaborative approach and coordinate strategies.




For additional information about Growing Communities Initiative, please contact:

Mim Evans
Research Associate
Center for Governmental Studies, NIU

Norman Walzer
Senior Research Scholar
Center for Governmental Studies, NIU