Enrollment totaled 3856 students in fall 2011 despite

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Unformatted text preview: stability. The impact of the student population at Fort Lewis College has declined since 2002, when the student body peaked at 4,347 students. Enrollment totaled 3,856 students in fall 2011. Despite enrollment levels increasing slightly over the past three years, the consistently small student population ripples through the regional economy, according to an impact study conducted by the OBER in 2010. Fort Lewis contributes approximately $70 million to the La Plata County economy, or about 7% of total income. 114 In August 2011, the La Plata County labor force 12-month moving average was 31,692, or about 4.9% higher compared to the previous year. Although labor force growth was positive in January 2011 for the first time since October 2008, the employment-population ratio in La Plata County has yet to return to pre-recession levels. Income Per capita income in La Plata County has improved over the last few years, both in absolute terms and relative to per capita personal income for the state as a whole....
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2013 for the course MGMT 231 taught by Professor Yu during the Spring '13 term at Bauder.

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