Nate Bosch, director of the Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College, is interviewed in a recent story on WSBT-22, South Bend, Ind., about the economic impact of the lakes in Kosciusko County, which is home to the school. Click on the video below to view the story. A portion of the story also appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
Study: Kosciusko County lakes pump $313-million into economy
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — A new study revealed more than 100 lakes in Kosciusko County pump nearly $313-million into the local economy every year.
The study, completed over one-year, found boat manufacturing and the auto/gas industries to be among the highest financial contributors to the local economy.
“There’s been nothing like this in Indiana, so we thought it was really important to do it because we found a huge impact,” said Nate Bosch, Director of the Center for Lakes and Streams.
The study divided businesses into two categories: lake-specific and lake-related.
Among the lake-specific businesses, boat manufacturers and marinas brought in the most money to Kosciusko County. Other businesses like boat sales, repairs, and pier installation companies noted significant impacts due to lakes.
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