The Center of Recreation and Tourism Development at the University of Colorado at Boulder was established in 1984 to address the research, service and educational needs specific to recreation and tourism development in rural communities that were rapidly emerging in the Rocky Mountain Region. The Center is dedicated to the enhancement of recreation and tourism development at local, state and regional settings and it's primary activities include (1) technical assistance in recreation and tourism development for smaller Colorado communities through the Colorado Rural Recreation Development Project, (2) technical assistance in rural recreation and tourism development to representatives of six states within the Rocky Mountain region, (3) hospitality training for public and private sector representatives and (4) entrepreneurial training and development for youth an adults. The Center also provides other forms of technical assistance to select communities including economic impact studies, recreation impact assessments, and other forms of service and research.
Long, Patrick T.
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Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 8:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol8/iss1/3