Economics Research Institute Study Paper
Utah State University Department of Economics
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Uintah County and the Uintah Basin COG have benefitted from the existence of the USU Centers as well as from the construction and operation of the LDS Vernal Temple. The one-time beneficial impacts for final demand (Centers' construction and renovation and Temple construction) range from $2.95 to $2.97 million. Ongoing beneficial impacts for fmal demand (Centers and Temple operations) contribute another $1.95 million in total industry sales per year. Employee income due to the operations of these two entities was over $650,000/year, with other $1.1 million in value added to the community. These two projects also increased local employment by almost 50 persons.
Snyder, Donald L., "Economic Impact of the USU Uintah Basin Education Centers and the LDS Vernal Temple" (1996). Economic Research Institute Study Papers. Paper 80.