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.
by Hon. Peter C. Groff MCG2 Consulting October, 2013 Read publication in full >> (303kB pdf) INTRODUCTION In the summer of 1981, the U.S. Secretary of Education T. H. Bell appointed an eighteen member committee called the National Commission of Excellence in Education. The Commission was charged with producing a report on the quality of education in America. […]
The continuing sluggish job numbers are a sober reminder that a full economic recovery is still well beyond the horizon. As weary job creators search for solutions and opportunities to kick start their businesses, we have repeatedly heard their pleas to state and federal lawmakers to ease onerous regulations, reduce tax burdens and for them to […]
Did you know? The Colorado oil and gas industry employs over 50,000 people directly (roughly 6% of the state’s total employment)1 In addition to the 50,000 direct jobs, Colorado’s oil and gas industry supports over 190,000 jobs throughout the state The oil and gas industry provides $12.4 billion in total labor income and $24 billion […]
2006-2010: Kicking the can down the road Colorado has faced a near perpetual budget crisis since 2000, despite dramatic cumulative increases in government revenue in recent years 1. Additionally, the approval of Referendum C in 2005 allowed the state to keep an estimated $3.5 billion in additional General Fund revenue.2 When the recession began in […]
Economic Truths Free enterprise growth creates more jobs. More jobs create more salaries. More salaries create more tax revenues. More tax revenues mean more government revenues. This “multiplier effect” of the growth in free enterprise is even more dynamic. With job growth comes: Demand for homes. Demand for more office space. Eventually, property values increase, […]
Potential for growth, challenges and solutions A World Class Workforce. Colorado has a highly educated workforce. 35.6% of Coloradans are college graduates, the second highest percentage in the nation. And Colorado ranks third in scientists/engineers as a percent of labor force.1 Tourism. Visitors are drawn to Colorado by world class skiing, spectacular parks, rugged public […]