Are Billboards Good For Business? For One Major U.S. City, the Answer Is An Emphatic NO
While it is often argued that outdoor advertising is an integral part of an economically viable metropolitan city, Dennis over at Ban Billboard Blight gives us some strong evidence otherwise.
Houston, Texas, the fourth-largest city in the U.S, has some definite similarities to Los Angeles in terms of size, racial and ethnic diversity, and spread of suburbs far beyond a central city core. One thing L.A. doesn’t share with Houston, though, is the latter city’s long-standing commitment to reducing the number of the billboards, both as a beautification measure and a stimulus to economic development. [More Here]