Nature Tourism in Texas

Fiscal Notes: A Review of the Texas Economy from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

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Nature Tourism in Texas

Outdoor recreation, called “nature tourism” by economists, has provided a reliable, socially distanced outlet for Texans navigating a locked-down world and proved once again that open space is a valuable asset for state and local economies. In the May edition of Fiscal Notes, the Comptroller’s office examines the economic impact of nature tourism and the millions in government revenue for vital programs it provides.

In this issue, we also look at state and federal programs designed to help Texas veterans make the transition to civilian life. While changing careers can be overwhelming for anyone, it’s especially disruptive for veterans who are making the transition to civilian employment, which typically doesn’t resemble the highly structured culture that permeates all facets of military life.

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