This socioeconomic report reviews the local, regional and statewide implications of building and operating a forest biomass to ethanol manufacturing facility at specified sites in the Quincy Library Group area (Lassen, Plumas and Sierra counties in the Sierra Nevada) or other sites in Northern California. The report first sets the current socioeconomic context in this natural resource dependent area. It then reviews the effect of an ethanol plant on employment, personnel incomes, state and local taxes, construction jobs, and local infrastructure (particularly roads, schools and utilities). It also reviews the implications of such a facility in Amador or Shasta County.

Contact Information
Contact Person: 
John Sheehan
Contact Organization: 
NREL
Publication Information
Author: 
Sheehan, J.
Publication Year: 
1996
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