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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 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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 Hydraulic Fracturing Ban: The Economic Impact of a Statewide Fracking Ban in Colorado

What would a ban on fracking mean for Colorado's economy?

March 2014 Conducted by Richard Wobbekind and Brian Lewandowski from the Business Research Division of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder.  

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 New study shows that without substantial improvement in student performance, Amendment 66 is drag on the Colorado economy.

Leeds School of Business Report Uses State-of-the-Art Dynamic Model to Determine What Impact Amendment 66 Will Have on Our State’s Economy DENVER, Colo., October 9, 2013—Two comprehensive studies using a newly calibrated, dynamic economic modeling system developed by the Regional Economic Models Inc., or REMI that analyzes the ripple effects of public policy choices across […]

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