Economic Impact

In 2010, the operating budget for NECALG was over eight million dollars. The State and Federal funding that passes through NECALG has a direct economic impact on thousands of residents in Northeastern Colorado through the delivery of human services in the Region.

NECALG has a direct impact on the regional economy through the purchase of supplies, fuel, computers, vehicles and other items required to deliver services to the residents and Local Governments in Northeastern Colorado

Providing Jobs

In addition to the pass-through funding for the delivery of services, NECALG has a direct economic impact on Northeastern Colorado. The Association of Local Governments has 130 employees with a payroll in excess of $175,000 per month. These employees live in Northeastern Eastern Colorado, and they rent or buy homes in the local communities.

Most economic development professionals note that primary jobs, including jobs created by transfer payments from the State and Federal Governments, circulate through the local economy 1.5 to 5 times. The annual payroll of NECALG has an economic impact in Northeastern Colorado ranging from $2.1 to 10.5 million dollars.

Purchasing Goods and Services

NECALG purchases goods and services totaling $5.7 million dollars annually. These dollars circulate through the local economy 1.5 to 5 times creating an indirect impact on the local economy of $8.5 million dollars to $28 million dollars.