This report analyzes the growing infrastructure and services needs of the Bakken boom and meeting the demands of unconventional energy development.
Headwaters Economics analyzed transmission infrastructure issues from the perspective of regional economic development, and other topics most relevant to local and state decision makers.
This report focuses on county-level details of drilling rig activity for the period 2001 to 2011 in the six Rocky Mountain oil and gas states of Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
A report on socioeconomic conditions of Missoula County as part of public process of developing a climate change adaptation plan.
These two slideshows and related information use Missoula County and Western Montana to show how many homes have been built in flood and wildfire hazard areas, which are vulnerable to larger and more frequent floods and fires.
This study analyzes the fossil fuel economy in five Rocky Mountain states—CO, MT, NM, UT, and WY—and how states and communities can maximize benefits and minimize the costs of energy development.
This report studies the possible effects of climate change in the Crown of the Continent on two “snow-pack” dependent sectors of the economy–downhill skiing and recreational fishing.
This site documents the economic and demographic conditions of counties bordering the Yellowstone River, and displays maps showing past, current, and forecasted residential development along the river.
The Clean Energy report compares how Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming are taking advantage of clean energy and energy efficiency opportunities to create green jobs.
Study Shows Which States Are Attracting Jobs, Businesses, and Investment; Five Key Steps to Future Growth
This report focuses on the economic and fiscal contributions of the oil and natural gas industries in Montana, including a case study of the Powder River Basin.
These studies review the fiscal impact on Mineral and Lake counties of the Montana Legacy Project.
This report, a first step toward understanding how paving rural roads impacts land use, reviewed eight projects in western Montana
This report examines how residential development adds to the costs of fighting wildfires, using Montana as a case study.