Economic Benefit




In 2018 the Ponderosa Center partnered with the West Central Mountains Economic Development Council, The Idaho Department of Commerce and ECONorthwest to evaluate the impact of the Center on the local economy. The study encompassed the impact of construction and full operations status of the Center.


  • Construction term drives jobs and related area services through supplier and employee spending.
  • Economic driver for McCall’s largest industry of hospitality-based services.
  • Contributes to tax revenue for City of McCall’s Local Option Tax directly impacting community improvements.
  • Increased off-peak season visitation provides predictability for local businesses and year-round employment expansion for local residents.

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