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This graphic, based on data from the Yampa Valley Data Partners 2012 consumer preference study, breaks down where Moffat County residents spent their disposable income on a local level.

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Yampa Valley Data Partners releases 2012 consumer preference study

Moffat County leakage report yields surprising facts about local consumer spending

The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board received the results of a 2012 Moffat County consumer preference report last week. The report, also known as a leakage study, was compiled by Kate Nowak, executive director of Yampa Valley Data Partners, and Scott Ford, a Steamboat Springs economic analyst and an advisor for YVDP. The purpose of the study was to determine where and on what types of products local residents decide to spend their disposable income, and the report yielded some surprising results. “I thought you were coming to Routt County more than you do, but you don’t,” Ford said about Moffat County residents' spending habits. “We’re fooling ourselves up valley and what we found is there is not as much leakage to Routt County as we originally thought.”

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