Restrictions on the Supply of Affordable, Entry-Level Housing in Colorado

March 1, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Over the last five years, home price increases in metro Denver have significantly outpaced price increases in the rental market. This has made it harder for potential buyers, particularly first-time buyers, to purchase homes. While demand for home ownership plummeted as a result of the Great Recession, it has returned […]

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 Economic Assessment of 2,500-Foot Oil and Gas Setback Proposal

Research conducted for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, the Denver South Economic Development Partnership, and the Common Sense Policy Roundtable by the: BUSINESS RESEARCH DIVISION Leeds School of Business University of Colorado Boulder 420 UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0420 Telephone: 303-492-3307 Colorado.edu/business/brd June 2016 Business Research Division The Business Research Division (BRD) of the Leeds […]

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 Impacts of Increasing Colorado’s Minimum Wage

June 4, 2016 by Eric Fruits, Ph.D. President & Chief Economist Economics International Corp. www.econinternational.com 503-928-6635 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Economics International Corp. has been retained by the Common Sense Policy Roundtable to evaluate ballot initiatives which would mandate steep increases to Colorado’s minimum wage. The minimum wage initiatives would raise the state’s minimum wage to $12.00 […]

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 2,000-foot oil and gas setbacks could cost Colorado up to $11 billion in GDP a year and 62,000 jobs

January 26, 2016   DENVER— A 2,000-foot statewide setback for oil and gas wells could result in slower economic growth for Colorado’s economy and state revenue, according to a study commissioned by the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, the Denver South Economic Development Partnership and the Common Sense Policy Roundtable. The study, based on commodity […]

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 Colorado August Jobs Report Analysis and Other Economic Indicators—September 18, 2015

By Brian Lewandowski, Associate Director, Business Research Division, Leeds School of Business The July state jobs report was released today, with the preliminary numbers showing a month-over-month increase in employment (2,400 jobs, 0.1%) and an upward revision (2,800 jobs) to the July estimates. According to data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) […]

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Heidi Ganahl joins Board of Common Sense Policy Roundtable

Heidi Ganahl

June 30th, 2015 Denver – Earl Wright, Chairman of the Board of Common Sense Policy Roundtable, (CSPR), announced today that Heidi Ganahl, Founder and CEO of Camp Bow Wow, joined the Board of Directors. “Heidi is a highly successful entrepreneur,” said Wright. “Her boundless energy and fresh ideas will be instrumental as we continue our […]

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