Economic Analysis, Blaine County, Idaho

The Sun Valley/Ketchum region in Central Idaho is a renowned winter destination area that also enjoys substantial summer visitation. We prepared a detailed economic analysis of the region that describes visitor expenditures and the associated employment, earnings and tax receipts. The project involved analyzing unique attributes including an extensive inventory of second homes, high housing costs and a high level of employee commuting. The study also involved a survey of area businesses in order to gather current data on employment and business patterns. The research will be used to track tourism-related economic conditions and to develop planning policies in the region.

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