Economy of Colorado City (January, 2008)

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“Total employment in Colorado City is estimated to have been approximately 725 in 2004. Total employment was a low 149 per 1,000 residents — 65 to 69 percent less than the national and state averages, and in the lowest quartile of 83 incorporated cities and towns in Arizona.”

Since then, “two male-dominated industries—construction and manufacturing—account for about half of the 6.5 million jobs lost since the recession started in December 2007, and both industries started shedding jobs even before that.” (‘Men Suffer Brunt of Job Losses in Recession,’ by Andrea Coombs, WSJ, July 7, 2009)

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~ by FLDS TEXAS on July 7, 2009.

2 Responses to “Economy of Colorado City (January, 2008)”

  1. What a depressing report: “Colorado City has a small employment base and few basic activities to drive the economy… Construction provides the most employment of any sector in Colorado City.”

    And the housing industry is a mess right now.

    See here, for example:

    http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/07/05/us/20090705-LAND_index.html

  2. They have a fabulous economy, in reaping state and federal benefits.

    Why have a job? You would just interfere with the welfare payments!

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