Is nature good business?

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The proximity to public lands can be good for business and development in nearby communities, a Wilderness Society economist says.
 

Michelle Haefele, who works in the society’s Central Rockies regional office in Denver, is scheduled to explain to Green Business Roundtable lunchers Wednesday how La Plata County can benefit from its public lands – wilderness and otherwise.
 

…Among assets that bring business and development to a community are the quality of infrastructure, the skill of the workforce and the level of entrepreneurship, Haefele said.