Humboldt Economic Index

Humboldt Economic Index

The Humboldt Economic Index

One of the best-known ongoing, community-based research projects at HSU is the Humboldt Economic Index. The Index has primarily tracked six sectors of the Humboldt County economy (employment, energy consumption, home sales, lumber manufacturing, occupancy rates at hotels/motels/inns, and retail sales) since 1994. Under the supervision of a member of the faculty, currently Professor Erick Eschker, students gather the data and provide analysis and commentary in a report published on the Internet each month. This project is sponsored by the following business partners:

  • California State & Federal Employees Credit Union
  • Coast Central Credit Union
  • Redwood Capital Bank
  • Redwood Region Economic Development Commission
  • Umpqua Bank