A Marina and How it Benefits the Community

by Jack B. Alderson, State of California Department of, Boating and Waterways, Eureka, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: World Marina '91


The marina is considered to be a dynamic development that generates commerce and business, creating jobs and economic opportunity as well as government revenues from corporate income tax, fuel tax, sales tax and property tax. When the community economic multiplier is factored in, a marina becomes an economic stimulant. Developing and operating a marina today is big business and more complicated than ever. However, the economic rewards for a properly developed and operated facility more than compensates for the difficulties encountered.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Economic factors | Fuels | Dynamic properties | Engineering profession | Employment | Fish management | Revenues

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