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Consultant: CdA Area Recession Proof

Item: Consultant: Cd’A ‘recession-proof’: Number of jobs in area has consistently risen in past year/Sean Garmire, Coeur d’Alene Press

More Info: The U.S. economy is tumbling into a full-blown recession this year — it may be there already. But according to some regional economic pundits, with its diversified industry, North Idaho may sail through the doldrums. Bureau of Labor statistics show that even as housing starts flatline and gas prices skyrocket, the number of jobs in Coeur d’Alene has consistently risen in the past year. Based on those upward employment trends, Mark Hovind, a Nevada business consultant and president of, placed Coeur d’Alene on a list of 27 “recession-proof” areas in the U.S.

Question: Are you recession-proof?

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