Route 66 Economic Impact Study - Technical Report, Volume I - History, Characteristics, and Economic Conditions

To better understand and quantify the positive effects of historic preservation along Route 66 and related tourism activities, an Economic Impact Study was undertaken by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in collaboration with the US National Park Service and World Monuments Fund, with the support of American Express. This volume provides a robust profile of the history, characteristics and economic conditions along the Mother Road, drawing from a wide array of empirical information on Route 66 from the national decennial census, a first-ever comprehensive survey of Route 66 travelers, a Route 66 museum survey, Route 66 case studies, and other sources.

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