January 29, 2013
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The November 2013 edition of Yampa Valley Data Partners’ monthly FastFacts report paints a positive picture of the Moffat County economy across several different dimensions. In aggregate, the latest indicators point to an improving economic landscape and provide the basis for a positive outlook heading into 2014.
A recent Yampa Valley Data Partners analysis of Yampa Valley Electricity Association data indicates that electricity use in the valley has continued to grow steadily throughout the past several years even while many other economic and social indicators moved down in the wake of the Great Recession.
The impact of the Great Recession on Routt County was widespread There were visible signs of change such as falling real estate prices, declining retail sales and rising unemployment.
Although we have only three months of sales tax data for 2013, the data for the first quarter actually give us a pretty good idea of how collections are likely to shape up for the rest of the year because of the predictable monthly pattern in sales tax collections.
Yampa Valley Data Partners’ new economic analyst wrote about the future of the region’s energy production in the organization’s April newsletter.
Brandon Owens is joining the nonprofit organization as an independent contractor and adviser on data projects and products, according to a news release.