In the spring of 2022, the Region 10 Economic Development District received grant funding to conduct a regional housing “meta-analysis” across the six counties it serves on Colorado’s Western Slope. Triple Point joined a team of consultants from Dynamic Planning + Science, Urban Rural Continuum, and Castlewood Capital to conduct the study. The report not only estimates housing needs at the regional level, cost estimates of the construction are provided along with estimates of the labor requirements and economic and fiscal impacts derived from the IMPLAN model. Finally, the report identifies financial strategy to reduce the capital gap necessary for rural development.
Region 10 is a resource and an advisory body for local economic development. The findings and recommendations serve Region 10 by providing a better understanding of the scale of housing needs and by identifying opportunities to support a vibrant and diverse workforce through regional collaboration and housing development partnerships.