The strength of the tourism-related industries in Grand County indicate growth that is different than many other counties in the Coalition. This creates a significant affordable housing problem.
When compared to the rest of the Coalition area, Grand County has lower labor earnings (likely because of the dependence on recreation and tourism). The amount of investment income is significantly higher.
The poverty rate in Grand County is higher for both individuals and families than it is for other areas of the Coalition.
Tourism plays a greater role in the Grand County economy that it does in most Coalition counties. The seasonal nature of the industry makes Grand County particularly sensitive to recession.