Connecting the land to the lives we live on it
The value of conservation
How parks create jobs
Headwaters Economics advocates the benefits of land preservation by sharing spending, jobs, and income data from communities near national monuments and parks.
Explore a state-by-state analysis of the economic benefits of land preservation.Explore the viz
Access and opportunity
In October 2015, Headwaters Economics launched the “Three Wests” initiative to look at how three distinct types of counties are defined by their access to major markets and population centers.
See how metro, connected, and isolated communities stack up and what the challenges for their future economic development.Explore the data