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Grand County Target Industry Study Final Report
Economics Research Institute Study Paper
  • Eric L. Christensen, Utah State University
  • DeeVon Bailey, Utah State University
  • Marion T. Bailey, Utah State University
  • Marion T. Bentley, Utah State University
  • Donald L. Snyder, Utah State University
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Utah State University Department of Economics
Publication Date
1-1-1999
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Abstract

A target industry study was completed for Grand County, Utah (Moab). The results of this study are based on business and consumer surveys in the Grand County area. An input/output model estimated economic multipliers for different industries in Grand County. The principal findings of the study suggest that a majority of businesses in the area are planning to expand in the next five years but that finding skilled labor is a significant bottleneck to development. Both businessowners and residents of Grand County are concerned about maintaining the scenic beauty of the area. Suggestions for improving Grand County's competitive position with neighboring areas are provided. Enhancing professional services and higher education opportunities are considered to have high probabilities of aiding economic development in the county. J

Citation Information
Eric L. Christensen, DeeVon Bailey, Marion T. Bailey, Marion T. Bentley, et al.. "Grand County Target Industry Study Final Report" Economics Research Institute Study Paper Vol. 1 (1999) p. 1 - 66
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marion_bentley/52/