ISU study finds Iowa rivers offer big economic boost


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Last week, we made a post about how Iowans have increased pride in our state’s rivers. Now, a study is indicating that Iowa’s rivers also give a large boost to our economy.

According to the study, the 73 Iowa rivers that were looked at generated 6,350 jobs, $824 million in sales and $130 million is personal income.

This study was conducted by the Iowa State University Department of Economics and Center for Agricultural and Rural Development.

Read more about the study from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources here.