$590M a Year Flows Through Schuylkill River Valley


Money is flowing through the Schuylkill River Valley at a pace of $590 million a year, and local businesses are increasingly dipping their toes into the refreshing opportunities to leverage the rich cultural and environmental value of the valley.

A new Schuylkill River Heritage Area report quantified the $590 million economic impact figure, as well as statistics that show the valley supports 6,154 jobs and contributes $37.7 million back to the surrounding communities through tax revenues, a Phoenixville Patch article by Justin Heinze reported.

And to keep that economic river flowing, the Schuylkill River Heritage Area continues to champion a decades-long public-private partnership to clean up the river and support historic preservation, natural resource conservation, recreation, heritage tourism and educational projects.

Read much more in the full report, along with how other national heritage areas across the country are looking to the Schuylkill River as a model, on Phoenixville Patch here, and check out previous VISTA Today coverage of its milestones and accolades here.

Top photo credit: Spring on the Schuylkill via photopin (license)

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