Ten Years of Change in the Humboldt County Economy. Prof. Erick Eschker and Jessica Digiambattista. The Index of Economic Activity for Humboldt County. Celebrating 10 Years--The Index of Economic Activity for Humboldt County. Professor Erick Eschker, Chair of the Department of Economics
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Prof. Erick Eschker and Jessica Digiambattista
The Index of Economic Activity for Humboldt County
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Tracks six sectors of the economy:
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau:
Home sales index has increased by 32 percent since 1994.
Median home prices have increased 97 percent, from $118250 to $232900.
From 1994 – 2004 the retail sales index has increased 40 percent.
Retail sales increased 58 percent from 1994 – 2003.
From 1993 – 2004 electricity consumption has increased by 16 percent.
Statewide electricity consumption from 1994 – 2001 increased by 10 percent.
The state electricity forecast predicts that consumption will increase through 2007.
Humboldt County Hospitality
(dominated by upward trend)
More steady than national/state economy:
Grew less during Boom, fell less during Recession
Similar pattern to rural U.S.: