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Colorado Economy

Invest In The Arts, Boost The Economy?

The Boulder Daily Camera | Aimee Heckel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver

ART MEANS BUSINESS -- more than $1.7 billion of business for Colorado in 2011, according to a study released Wednesday by the Colorado Business Commit...

'Its Going To Take Time To Get Us Out Of This Hole'

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 07.21.2012 | Denver

PUEBLO, Colo. -- In this working-class city where steel was the economic muscle of the past and where harnessing the wind offers promise for the futur...

Study: Immigrants In Colorado Bigger Than Craft Beer

Posted 06.14.2012 | Denver

Colorado's immigrant-owned businesses are responsible for generating a yearly average of $684 million for the state economy, according to a newly-rele...

Better News For Colorado's Unemployed (UPDATE)

Posted 12.21.2011 | Denver

Colorado's unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in September, a two-and-a-half year low, according to data released Friday by the Colorado Department...

Report: Cycling Challenge Kicks Colo. Tourism Into High Gear

Posted 12.18.2011 | Denver

The inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge may have rolled out of Colorado in late August, but the race's economic impacts have stuck around. Accord...

The Down Low on Denver/Colorado

Robert Schwab | Posted 12.03.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

The national buzz is all about creating jobs nowadays, but are metro Denver and Colorado hot commodities among people who sell cities and regions to worldwide companies as places to expand or relocate?

Nation's Largest Drop In Personal Income: Grand Junction

Posted 10.10.2011 | Denver

A report released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis found that personal income rose in all but four of the nation's 366 metropolitan sta...

Debt Negotiations Threaten Colorado's Future

Linda Meric | Posted 10.03.2011 | Denver
Linda Meric

So what are our national spending priorities anyway? It's time for Colorado's congressional delegation to speak up on behalf of a balanced approach that makes prudent spending cuts and generates new revenue.

WATCH: Hickenlooper Unveils Plan To Reinvigorate Colorado Economy

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.19.2011 | Denver

Q: What takes 13,000 Coloradans, 8,500 online/survey responses, 64 counties, 50 work sessions, and six months to complete? A: The "Colorado Bluepri...

More Colorado Children Slipping Into Poverty

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

From 2008-2009, 31,000 more children in Colorado fell below the poverty, 47,000 more children lived in a home where no parent had regular, full-time e...

Colorado Unemployment Rate Exceeds Nation's In January

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado's unemployment rate climbed above the national average for the first time in years this January, according to new data released by the state....

Report: Colorado Budget Situation Won't Improve With Economy

Denver Business Journal | Ed Sealover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Medicaid, K-12 education and corrections budgets will increase by more than the amount of new money that Colorado brings in over the next 15 years, fo...

How the State of Colorado Could Increase Jobs, But Won't

David Thielen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Thielen

Every politician in Colorado is claiming they are totally focused on jobs. But in so many cases, they fall back on the same tired proposals they present for any problem.

Colorado's Legislative Council Makes Few Changes To Budget Projections; Poor Real Estate Values Could Hurt

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Legislative Council's quarterly economic and revenue forecast, issued Monday, showed little movement from third-quarter predictions, a si...

Colorado Economy Ranked 25th Among 50 States

Face the State | Jared Jacang Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

If Colorado were a business, how well would the state be performing against its 49 peers? Not good, but not bad, according to In a r...

Colorado Personal Income Growth In Second Quarter Near Last In Nation

Denver Business Journal | Mark Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Total personal income in Colorado rose 0.8 percent in the year's second quarter from the previous quarter, one of the lowest rates of growth in the na...

Colorado Foreclosure Filings

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The number of new foreclosure filings in Colorado has reached its lowest point in more than a year, state housing officials said Thursd...

Colorado's Mid-Year Economic Report Predicts Longer Recovery Period For Labor Market

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

54 Colorado companies engaged in mass layoffs during the first 7 months of 2010, resulting in 6,815 initial claims for unemployment insurance. The Bu...

Boomtown Blues and Black Sunday Revisited

Andrew Gulliford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Andrew Gulliford

Twenty-eight years ago this month, on the 1st Sunday in May, Exxon, the largest corporation in the world, pulled the plug on its massive oil shale project. Overnight, 2,600 people lost their jobs.

Colorado Budget Deficit: Shortage Of Funds Means Cuts Will Carry Over To Next Fiscal year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Even after billions already cut from the state budget, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter announced Monday that the latest economic forecast still puts the...

Colorado Towns Pursue Their Own Job-Building Efforts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The Colorado Municipal League says cities aren't waiting for the state to help them create jobs. The League's State of our Cities and ...

Colorado's Declining Competitiveness

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

This is the Colorado Paradox: many residents value college for themselves, but we import most of our university degrees and are unwilling to tax ourselves for higher education.

Ritter Job Training Agenda: Colorado Governor To Announce New Program

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and state legislative leaders say they will announce a job-training agenda for the upcoming legislative sessi...

Colorado's Recovery Requires More Lending to Small Businesses

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

We don't need to resolve a complex national debate on health care to help small companies. Easier access to cash will enable emerging companies to start hiring and our Colorado economy to start climbing.

Colorado Foreclusure Rate Hits Record In Third Quarter

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado had a record-high number of new foreclosures in the third quarter, when new filings hit 12,468. The quarter ending Sept. 30 w...