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showed measureable improvement in 2010, while
most sectors remained flat. The largest declines
came from Construction, Wholesale Trade, and
Finance and Insurance. The 2011 numbers for
Mesa County were not available at the time this
report was written (late 2011); however, with
unemployment down, wages up, and new businesses arriving, it is looking like the Grand Junction area’s GDP may increase in 2011. Energy
The exploration and production of natural gas
and oil continues to play a large role in the Mesa
County economy. To keep up with the expanding
oil and gas exploration and production, some
local companies, like Frank Henry Equipment,
announced expansions in the county in 2011.
These will add new jobs and capital investment to
the economy. According to the Colorado Oil & Gas
Association, oil and gas companies contributed
nearly $1.7 million in severance taxes to Mesa
County in 2011, nearly doubling the $941,000
received in 2010. Real Estate
Over the last three years, home prices in Mesa
County have decreased from $227,500...
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