Understanding the value of our lakes is only the first step
Keeping the lakes clean and healthy is integral to maintaining the value of our lakes for the future.
As part of the economic impact study, the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams identified the potential impact of lake health in Kosciusko County on our economic future.
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY LAKES CONTRIBUTE
OVER $313 MILLION
TO OUR LOCAL ECONOMY
LAKE RELATED BUSINESS
LAKE SPECIFIC BUSINESS
AUTO & GAS
FOOD & DINING
Other Includes: Home Care, Lodging, Professional Services, Health & Medical Care, Entertainment, Real Estate, Youth Services, Specialty Business
Other Includes: Bait & Tackle, Boat Repair, Recreation Equipment, Pier Installation
IMPROVEMENT in LAKE QUALITY
If we all do our part to improve lake quality, the economic value of our lakes could increase by 5%
an additional $10,519,000 each year!
DECLINE in LAKE QUALITY
If we follow practices that degrade lake quality, the economic loss to the value of our lakes could be a devastating 40%
$84,153,000 less each year.
Source: The Center for Lakes & Streams conducted an economic impact study to find out. Using data collected from 314 businesses along with public data sources and national averages, they arrived at the figures above.