50th Annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook December 8, 2014

Business Research Division Leeds School of BusinessThe Colorado Business Economic Outlook is the longest-running sector-level forecast of the Colorado economy. Initially presented at an event on December 8, the forecast analyzed changes that took place in industry sectors during the past year and looked at the events and activities that will shape changes in population and employment, and in the overall economy for 2015.

The half-day event featured an employment forecast for 13 industry sectors; a keynote address by Dan Caruso, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Zayo Group; industry discussion sessions; and a CEO panel moderated by Tom Clark of the Metro Denver EDC.

Colorado Business Economic Outlook Book

[Download the Colorado Business Economic Outlook Book]

December 8th Outlook Forum:

Colorado Economic Outlook for 2015: Richard Wobbekind and Kelly Brough

[Download the Presentation]

Keynote Address: Dan Caruso, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Zayo Group

[Download the Presentation]
Business Research Division Leeds School of Business 50th Annual BEOF

Industry Discussion Sessions/Break Out Sessions

Colorado Then and Now: People, Places, and Jobs

Moderator and Panelist: Frances Draper, University of Colorado Boulder

[Download the Presentation]


Elizabeth Garner, Colorado State Demographer

[Download the Presentation]

Pam Reichert, Denver Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

[Download the Presentation]

Patty Silverstein, Development Research Partners

[Download the Presentation]

How Long will This Hot Real Estate Market Last?

Moderator: Tom Thibodeau, Leeds School of Business, Moderator

Tyler Carner, CBRE, (industrial market)

[Download the Presentation]

Jeff Handlin, Anthem, (residential market)

[Download the Presentation]

Riki Hashimoto, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, (investment real estate)

[Download the Presentation]

Pat Stucker, Jones Lang LaSalle, (multifamily housing)

[Download the Presentation]

Doug Wulf, Cassidy Turley (office market)

[Download the Presentation]

Jay Landt, Colliers International (retail market)

[Download the Presentation]  

Aboveground Issues on Energy and Energy Development

Moderator: John Tobin with the Energy LITERACY Project

[Download the Presentation]

Tom Petrie, chairman of Petrie Partners

Patty Limerick, faculty director and chair of the board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado

CEO panel

Moderator, Tom Clark, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation


Dan Caruso, Zayo Group
John Levisay, Crafsy
Jane Miller, Rudi’s Organic Bakery
Eric Roza, Datalogix

Media and Press

You can read the official 50th Annual BEOF press release here or access this additional press coverage.

CU-Boulder news releases, feature, video, audio and social media:
Dec. 8 (release) http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/12/08/colorados-broad-economi...
Dec. 8 (feature including video playlist) http://www.colorado.edu/news/features/commemorating-50-years-financial-o...
Dec. 8 (audio) https://soundcloud.com/cuboulder/richard-wobbekind-economist-at-cu-bould...
Dec. 8 (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/cuboulder/photos/a.10150393789905171.609088.830...
Nov. 21 (release) http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/11/21/economic-outlook-forum-...
Media coverage:
In the 24+ hours since the outlook was presented, we've received media coverage around the state from TV, radio and print outlets reaching from the Denver-metro area to Greeley and Pueblo. Articles still are in the works by Grand Junction's Grand Valley Times and Daily Sentinel, as well as the Wall Street Journal. The Denver Post (at one point) called the BEO the state's "most closely watched" outlook in its article, though the text changed when the story was updated.

Plug for Grand Valley Chamber event next week- http://mms.tveyes.com/playerlette.aspx?StationID=4770&StartDateTime=12%2...
DC story posted in Colorado Hometown Weekly- http://www.coloradohometownweekly.com/business/ci_27095823/colorado-proj...

Early preview and last-minute reminder: