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Economic Base Assessment of Delta and Montrose Counties, Colorado

Monitoring and Assessment Team
Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation
The Pennsylvania State University

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This paper was produced as a part of the Ford Foundation Community-Based Forestry Project.

Summary: This report depicts socioeconomic characteristics and trends in Delta and Montrose Counties, Colorado. The analysis begins by providing background information about the region, followed by a more detailed description of various socioeconomic trends, including an analysis of population, employment, industrial make-up, income, and quality of life. Finally, using the IMPLAN input-output model, this report concludes with an economic base analysis that further details economic conditions within the region.