Total 2016 Impact = $5,350,292
(Dollars added to the local economy)
Mountain Humane makes a significant annual contribution to the vitality of our local economy. An in depth analysis of Mountain Humane revenue, expenses and operations resulted in a total economic impact for Blaine County made up of direct and indirect benefits of our labor, goods, and services.
Primary Adoption Impacts:
- Approximately 400 local adoptions annually adds up to a significant amount of pet care spending on food, boarding, veterinary care, and supplies
- 200 more adoptions (1/3 of annual total) to families from out of town results in local spending on hotels, meals, gas, and more
- With 50% of the adoptable animals being transported in from overcrowded regional shelters regionally, there are additional local expenditures on transportation, lodging, and more
Core Shelter Expenditures:
- Detailed calculations of expenditures on everything from payroll to printing costs, multiplied line by line by percentage spent locally
- With 33 local employees supporting their families, there are also significant indirect expenditures for their family spending, not included in this calculation
- A standard economic analysis tool, there are multipliers for different industries
- The Social Assistance organization multiplier was used for this study
Projections for the impact of the new animal welfare campus will be available in 2018.