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Study Says Elk River Trail Will Provide Huge Economic Benefits

In pursuit of its mission to promote economic development along the trail corridor, Elk River Trail Foundation partnered with the Braxton County Development Authority to commission a $75,000 study to recommend steps to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the trails and develop “trail town,” recreation-based economies around them. The results of the study are astounding.Key strategies identified in this report include:• Development of nearly 70 new businesses over the next 10-years.• Construction of key infrastructure to promote the flow of people between the Trail System and Trail Towns.• Marketing of the Trail System . . .

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