Commodities are a major anchor for both the Utah and Colorado regions.
The amount of hardship- and age-related payments make-up between 10 and 20% of the money circulating in the separate Coalition counties. These can be important indicators of whether an area has a strong economy. It also shows whether an area is an attractive option to retirees.
The tourism potential varies by area, but is a meaningful component of the economy in both Utah and Colorado counties.