This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
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....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 02/11/2013 for the course MGMT 231 taught by Professor Yu during the Spring '13 term at Bauder.
- Spring '13
- The Lottery