More than 100 economists and academics in related fields from across the country wrote a letter to President Obama, yesterday,  urging him to create jobs and support businesses across the nation.  Their suggestion was to invest in our public lands infrastructure and establish new protected areas such as parks, wilderness, and monuments. Headwaters Economics Spokesman Ray Rasker explains the letter.

Rasker says Americans have made areas surrounding wilderness and National Parks the fastest growing areas in the nation for the last 40 years. He sites Missoula, Kalispell, Flathead, Red Lodge and the Rocky Mountain Front as areas where companies can move to help spur economic growth.

Be sure to listen to Community Viewpoint on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. on KGVO 1290 AM to hear the conference call with Ray Rasker, Walt Hecox and Gundars Rudzitis.