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Economic expert provides snapshot of Shasta County economy amid coronavirus

In Shasta County, leaders gathered to hear an economist on the financial impact the coronavirus is having on our local economy.

Posted: May 29, 2020 6:21 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif.- In Shasta County, leaders gathered to hear an economist on the financial impact the coronavirus is having on our local economy.
Dr. Robert Eyler said the public and private sectors will have to work together to keep the local economy going.
He says the loss in labor force and unemployment in the county is small in Shasta County compared to the rest of the state and adds that local leaders will have to push for public-private partnerships to keep the local economy going.
Eyler says city leaders will need to be proactive in finding creative ways to do business, keeping employees and customers safe, as the county reopens.
“Downtown Redding, specifically, we want people to come there, we want people to get back at it, moving the restaurants to a more safe format in the new protocols,”says Dr. Eyler. “We want all that and their tied not only to residential stemming but what happens to those downtown merchants, not just restaurants, but also the flow of tourism,” says Dr. Eyler.
When it comes to construction, Eyler says Shasta County has done a good job in keeping construction going and says the county will need to watch how tourism season goes and find ways to support local businesses in the county
Dr. Eyler says jobs in healthcare and infrastructure will most likely see a growth.

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