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In the summer of 1994, the Economics Department at Utah State University contracted with San Juan County to complete an economic base study as a follow-up to a 1968 study submitted by Planning and Research Associates (PRA). In addition to providing an update on the status of various economic resources, the study team was also challenged to estimate trade-offs between different economic sectors in the county. The information contained in the present study is broken down into five sections. First, the results of previous studies are summarized. Second, a listing and analysis of various economic resources is provided. Third, a cost of community services (COCS) study is presented. Fourth, trade-offs between select industries are discussed utilizing data from an input-output model and related work. Fifth, major economic issues are identified and discussed.