How Much Does Growth Cost?

A study in Georgia reveals that housing is far more costly than business, farms or forests, and bring in far less revenue.
February 7, 2002, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The infrastructure necessary to support and satisfy humans at home is far more elaborate than the network for farmland or business: Georgia housing developments cost from $1.23 to $2.07 for every dollar of revenue they brought in. The cost difference is due, in large part, to the financial drain of schools - but even discounting the price of education, new developments are a fiscal loss."

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Published on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 in The Christian Science Monitor


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