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Master of Science (MS)


Economics and Finance


C. A. Hofman


The feasibility of locating the major household appliance industry in Utah was studied by comparing a Utah location with present production sites for this commodity.

Major elements of cost were projected in detail according to a hypothetically constructed model. The Utah location showed advantages in transportation and labor costs while at the same time having a disadvantage in the cost of steel.

Since the analysis is made with respect to the model, which is based on certain assumptions, the use of different models would naturally lead to different results.

Both the advantages and disadvantages of the Utah location would most likely change in the event that a facility for the construction of household appliances were established in Utah. The advantages of the Utah site would become more defined .

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