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Socioeconomic Studies


Mesa County Hedonic House Price Study Report 2017

An analysis of the value added by proximity to various natural amenities (parks, open space, public lands, trails, etc.) to the average house price in the Grand Junction area of Colorado from 2013-2015.

Eastern Colorado Resource Planning Community Report 2015

This report presents the results of a focus group study in Central and Eastern Colorado (BLM – Royal Gorge Field Office) examining the community vision of several gateway communities in the area, and the role that public lands play in that vision.

Solar Power In Mesa County, Colorado: The Growth of "Grid-Tie" Solar 2012

This report is an analysis of the causes and consequences of rapid growth of “grid-tie” solar in the Grand Junction area from 2006-2016. 

 Horizon Drive District Economic Impact and Traffic Report – 2011

This report presents the results of a study designed to better understand the impact the Horizon Drive District has on the Grand Junction area’s economic health and to assist with planning for the District’s future.  The Horizon Drive District is located in Grand Junction, Colorado



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Western Colorado Socioeconomic Impacts of Growth Report 2007

This report provides a snapshot of the impacts of growth on the economic, social, physical and human infrastructure of five counties located in western Colorado. (Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt, and Garfield counties examined).