Economic Impact of Scenic Byways

Driving Tourism and Economic Development

Scenic byways help communities by driving tourism and economic development, which results in job creation. Scenic byways are stewarded by local stakeholder groups who volunteer countless hours in support of byways, and federal dollars are often combined with local public and private investment to improve the byway experience, increasing the draw to visitors and creating a large return on investment.

An increasing number of studies demonstrate the economic benefits to identifying, protecting, and promoting scenic byways. Click on any study listed here to learn more.