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Recent Trends: Region 9
by Dallas Fridley
Published Apr-1-2014

Spring has arrived - but the recreational season will slush along, keeping area ski resorts open well into April. Spring time agricultural work is limited primarily to tree pruning but the cherry harvest will open up thousands of jobs in June. Recreation and tourism visitors will start arriving in April and grow in numbers as the temperatures rise. Employment in accommodation and food services will show steady growth. Home builders still face an improved market and could benefit from falling inventory. Infrastructure upgrades and a variety of public and commercial construction projects are moving forward.