Economic

The health of the Colorado River is closely linked to the health of the economies in these basin states.  Many Latinos have businesses or jobs that are connected to the river and understand the importance of protecting it.

  • A recent Arizona State University study found that the Colorado River system supports $1.4 trillion in economic activity, $871 billion in wages, and 16 million jobs in the basin states.
  • Outdoor recreation is a major economic driver in these states. The Colorado River supports a quarter million recreation jobs and produces $26 billion in economic output from outdoor recreation.