The Crawford County economy is growing, and a professor at Pittsburg State University has the study to prove it.
Dr. Michael Davidsson, an assistant economics professor at PSU, said the annual increases, although small, in retail sales and property values are an indicator of a strong economy.
“It tells me that since these numbers are growing at a healthy rate, that the economy is stable and has a good foundation,” Davidsson said. “However, it is not growing very fast.”
Davidsson commissioned Woods & Poole Economics to do much of the study, which shows retail sales in the county grew 18.3 percent from 2010 to 2014 — from $419 million to $495.6 million. Estimates for retail sales in 2015 were $507.9 million.
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