Charge #6: The Palouse region is growing fast in terms of population and employment. The Palouse is facing “runaway” urban sprawl and out-of-control growth.
Fact: Population and employment growth is relatively modest (if at all)
Fact: slow county population growth
Fact: Moscow has experienced modest population growth
But Moscow was still below the Idaho State population average growth rate
Moscow grew cumulative approximately 33% from 1980-2004. The entire Quad County region grew 12.7%
Fact: Economy is heavily dependent on slow growing government and aging natural resources industries
Fact: We will not become “Post Falls”
Unless lightening strikes:
……..and how likely are any of the above events?
So….where did all that construction come from?
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