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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 What would a 2,000-foot setback mean for Colorado’s economy?

Updated Economic Assessment of Colorado Oil and Gas Setback Discussion 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 leeds.colorado.edu/brd RESEARCH TEAM Brian […]

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