The primary industries in Mesa County are similar to other counties in the Coalition (retail trade, healthcare, and government). However, the significant inflow of earnings indicates that many residents in Mesa commute to employment outside of the County.
When compared to the rest of the Coalition area, Mesa County seems to have a similar proportion of retirees in its economy, though the amount of labor earnings is lower.
The poverty rate in Mesa County is slightly higher for both individuals and families than it is for other areas of the Coalition.
Tourism plays a similar role in the Mesa County economy that it does in most Coalition counties. However, the impact of Grand Junction can be seen in some of the make-up of Mesa’s tourism-related industries.