Newsletter: August 2017

Our latest research on the importance of non-labor income, minority populations in the rural West, assistance to communities to reduce wildfire risk, and new data showing commercial activities on National Forests.

Research Update: August 2017

nonlaborincomeEconomy Surprisingly Dependent on Non-Labor Income
Our national, county-level analysis of non-labor income demonstrates that investments, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are the largest and fastest-growing sources of personal income in many communities.

minoritymapMinority Populations Driving County Growth in the Rural West
Minority populations are growing in nearly all rural western counties, helping booming communities expand and slowing the decline in counties that otherwise would have lost popuation. Explore our interactive map and analysis.

cpawlogoApply Now to Reduce Wildfire Risk in Your Community
Headwaters Economics’ Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program works with communities to reduce wildfire risk within the wildland-urban interface through improved land use planning. Communities can apply now for assistance in the 2018 program year.

fellerbuncherNew Data: Commercial Activities on National Forests
Our updated data interactives describe commercial activities and timber sales for all National Forests, states, and National Forest regions.