Wildfire suppression contracting : the effect of local business capacity during large wildfires
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The amount of suppression money spent locally influences the economic impact of large wildfires on nearby communities. Increased local spending leads to greater gains in employment during large wildfires. The amount of suppression spending awarded locally varies considerably, however, and little is known about what influences how much suppression is captured locally. This study explored how a county’s contracting history and economic specialization influence local capture levels during large wildfires.
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