The Trust for Public Land’s report Connecting and Strengthening Communities: The Economic Benefits of Great Rivers Greenway demonstrates the success of the network of greenways in generating social and economic benefits.
The report includes three analyses that provide a benchmark of Great Rivers Greenway’s success in meeting its objective of generating social and economic benefits. The first analysis provides an in-depth look at the network of greenways and the communities served to identify areas in need of additional greenway access. The second analysis looks at the extent to which completed greenways enhance the value of the residential properties that are located in proximity to these assets. The third analysis provides information on how the network of greenways enhances quality of life, attracts employees and employers, and improves economic opportunity.
The fact sheet summary highlights the three analyses that benchmark Great Rivers Greenway's accomplishments.