This commentary describes how active communities lead to active economies, that is, keeping citizens healthy through the provision of supports for active living is an integral component in keeping our local economies strong.
Mr Johnson is Mayor, city of Hernando, Mississippi. Dr Moore is Associate Editor, Journal of Public Health Management & Practice.
Correspondence: Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157 (email@example.com).
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.