The Mountain Springs Community will become a major new employer for Tuolumne
County. Experts predict the conference center, resort and commercial center
when complete will create more than 200 new jobs, and new construction
will provide 100 jobs per year over the next 12 to 15 years. The Tuolumne
County Economic Development Company estimates that each primary job creates
enough economic activity to support three secondary jobs, providing a
significant boost to Tuolumne County's economy. The total impact of new
jobs adds up to over 800 total new employment opportunities for our county.
Mountain Springs matches Tuolumne County's General Plan
Tuolumne County's General Plan designated the Lime Kiln area and Mountain
Springs site for a new community to accommodate future growth. County
planners selected this area as centrally located yet separate from existing
communities, a place where roads, water and other services could be extended.
Mountain Springs designers followed the General Plan policies and guidelines
for "smart growth" - neighborhood clusters that leave ample areas of open
space, convenient neighborhood services to reduce daily traffic trips,
buffers between neighborhoods and nearby development.
Mountain Springs will make significant improvements to Lime Kiln Road
and spend an estimated $5.2 million on traffic mitigation fees for future
countywide road improvements over the next 12 to 15 years. Road projects
will be done as new phases of the project begin.
New Jobs for a Stronger Economy
One of our many planned
amenities are distinct sidewalks
located in landscaped corridors
adjacent to the roadways.
"Our research shows the Mountain Springs
project will provide more than 200 new jobs in Tuolumne County, plus an
on-going boost in construction as homes are built.
"Using the most conservative estimates, we project the resort will
create at least 55 jobs, the conference center with catering and support
staff will create 80 jobs, the golf course expansion will add seven, the
commercial area will create 62 jobs, and on-going home building will create
100 jobs per year in construction for the next 12 to 15 years.
"This is a healthy impact to the economy in Tuolumne County.
" We also need to consider the secondary jobs these primary jobs will
support. Economic experts figure each primary job helps to create another
three to six secondary jobs from the increase in economic activity. Using
the most conservative multiplier, the new jobs at Mountain Springs will
help create another 600 jobs in other industries."
-- Elizabeth Jones,
Executive Vice President
Economic Development Company
of Tuolumne County