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Business Research Division Study Pegs NREL’s Economic Impact to Colorado at $701 Million

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 11:20

Cited from BizWest ( http://bizwest.com/cu-study-pegs-nrels-economic-impact-to-colorado-at-701-million/?refresh=1 ) GOLDEN — The economic impact of the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory based in Golden was $872.3 million nationwide in fiscal year 2014, according to a study released Wednesday by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The study estimates that NREL’s impact to Colorado’s economy totaled $701 million, a decline of 1.6 percent from the prior year. The slight year-over-year drop was largely attributed to a decline in major construction spending that came as NREL completed the planned build-out of its sustainable campus. NREL’s impact in Jefferson County, where the... Read more »

BRD Releases Colorado January Jobs Report Analysis and Other Economic Indicators

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 08:09

The January jobs report was released for Colorado today, which included both the January employment report and the revisions to 2013. The employment situation remained strong in Colorado, with employment increasing 2.9% year-over-year—a slightly slower clip than observed since October 2013. Upon revision, every month in 2014 recorded growth in excess of 3% (3.1%–3.6%). Colorado employment continued to grow in January, and all of Colorado’s metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) recorded varying levels of year-over-year employment growth, while monthly growth decreased in three MSAs. Industry growth was recorded in 7 of the 11 industries in the state month-over-month, and the velocity... Read more »

Money Sent Home by Migrant Workers is Major Economic Boost for Developing Nations, Says BRD Study

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:22

Infographic Remittances, or money transfers, sent home by migrant workers to developing nations reduce poverty and improve welfare in recipient countries, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study. The study also found that money transfers have surpassed funding levels provided by international agencies such as the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development, making the funds increasingly important in some countries where donor or aid organizations have reduced their presence. The study looked at money transfers worldwide, but focused on the Philippines, which is the third largest recipient of remittances behind India and China. “Money transfers provide... Read more »

Colorado Employment Expected To Continue Expanding Into First, Second Quarters, Says BRD Report

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:09

Quotes “The end of the business filing fee holiday resulted in a small decrease in new entity formation compared to the third quarter,” said Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. “But the larger trend is that Coloradans continue to put their ideas into the marketplace and grow our economy.” Based on continued growth in fourth-quarter new business filings in Colorado -- including entity renewals, trademarks and trade name registrations -- employment in the state is projected to expand through the first and second quarters of 2015, according to a University of Colorado Boulder report released today by Colorado Secretary of... Read more »

Colorado’s Broad Economic Expansion To Continue In 2015, Says CU-Boulder’s Leeds School

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 16:39

Contact: Richard Wobbekind, Leeds School, 303-492-1147 richard.wobbekind@colorado.edu Brian Lewandowski, Leeds School, 303-492-3307 brian.lewandowski@colorado.edu Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3117 elizabeth.lock@colorado.edu Dec. 8, 2014 With 2014 marking Colorado’s highest employment growth since the start of the 21st century, the state will continue to expand in 2015, adding a variety of jobs in almost every business sector, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Wobbekind’s announcement is part of the 50th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum to be presented Dec. 8 by the Leeds School’s Business Research Division. The comprehensive outlook report for... Read more »

Economic Outlook Forum to be Presented Dec. 8 by CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:16

Nov. 21, 2014 The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business will present its 50th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum on Monday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Denver. “In 1964, Dean William Baughn had the vision of a consensus forecast developed by our College of Business at the time, the business community and the state government,” said economist Richard Wobbekind, executive director of the Leeds School’s Business Research Division. “This year we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this partnership in service and outreach to the state of Colorado.” Media Contact: Elizabeth Lock CU-Boulder media... Read more »

BRD's Brian Lewandowski Quoted in Denver Post Jobs Report

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:36

Colorado unemployment drops to lowest mark since March 2008 By Howard Pankratz The Denver Post Alyssa McMahon, right, with the Allen Company, talks with Cody Cessna, left, 21, about opportunities at her company during the Youth Job Fair in Broomfield in February. ( Mark Leffingwell, Daily Camera ) Unemployment in Colorado dropped to 4.3 percent in October and the state added 300 nonfarm payroll jobs during the month, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Friday. Colorado's unemployment rate was last so low in March 2008. Private sector payroll jobs decreased by 2,100 and government increased by 2,400. The... Read more »

BRD Provides Analysis of Colorado October Jobs Report

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:28

The October jobs report was released for Colorado today, providing an indication of what to expect for the last quarter of 2014. According to the report, the state added 300 jobs for the month, and 60,800 jobs year-over-year in October. September was revised down by nearly 3,100 jobs. The state has recorded 36 months of consecutive monthly gains, and the unemployment rate, at 4.3%, is ninth lowest nationally. Growth in the labor force ranked ninth in percentage terms and seventh in absolute growth. Comparing Colorado job growth to other states, Colorado still remains one of the best recovery states in... Read more »

Business Research Division Research Associate Brian Lewandowski Cited on CompanyWeek

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:02

Manufacturing GDP and employment growth accelerate as sector operates below peak levels Article by Brian Lewandowski November 3, 2014, 02:27 pm MST While Colorado’s manufacturing employment is operating below peak levels, industry GDP has continued to set records in the state. In fact, from 2000 to 2013, GDP increased 51%, whereas employment decreased 29%. The manufacturing employment situation, however, has been more positive over the past few years. Beginning in 2001, Colorado recorded 10 consecutive years of manufacturing employment decline, losing 63,400 industry jobs, or 33.8% of employment over the period. In 2011, industry employment began to rebound in the... Read more »

Study: Colorado Counties Experience Rapid Growth Thanks To Oil And Natural Gas

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:35

DENVER, October 8, 2014 ─ A new study shows that, in 2012 alone, oil and natural gas development generated over $200 million for Colorado schools, supported nearly 94,000 Colorado jobs, and created over $23 billion in state economic activity. “Thanks to innovations in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, Colorado’s is playing a leading role in America’s energy revolution,” said API Vice President for Regulatory and Economic Policy Kyle Isakower. “For state leaders, including the governor’s commission, it’s important to understand how vital energy is to the state’s economy, and how much local schools, taxpayers, and workers benefit from responsible energy... Read more »


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