You may consider touching on places like Idaho that have historically had their economies driven by natural resource based activities like mining and logging. These are not as viable as they used to be so Idaho and many other places are reaching out to tourism as a sustainable approach to job creation and retention. Cascade, Idaho (logging town) is a perfect example. Cascade, Idaho is just finishing up the Kelly's Whitewater Park which is set to open this spring. The University of Idaho did an economic study for the City to show the positive impact. Let me know if you would like me to email you the study! Good Luck!