Open space saving money in SE Pennsylvania

A recent study in a 5 county area of Southeastern Pennsylvania determined that $795 million in medical costs was avoided annually in the area through physical activity that takes place on protected open space in the region.  In addition, the study estimated that estimated that businesses in southeastern Pennsylvania avoid $485 million in lost productivity costs per year as a result of the physical activities their employees engage in on protected open space in the region. Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Southeastern Pennsylvania Report. November 16, 2010, By the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, Econsult Corporation and the Keystone Conservation Trust for The GreenSpace Alliance and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.

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