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At midyear, Colorado poised for continued growth in 2014, says CU Leeds School

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:17

Contact: Richard Wobbekind, 303-492-1147 richard.wobbekind@colorado.edu Brian Lewandowski, Leeds School of Business, 303-492-3307 brian.lewandowski@colorado.edu Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3117 elizabeth.lock@colorado.edu July 10, 2014 Editors: brief audio clip of Richard Wobbekind discussing the Colorado 2014 midyear economic update A Full Audio Package of Richard Wobbekind discussing the Colorado 2014 midyear economic update At midyear, Colorado poised for continued growth in 2014, says CU Leeds School The Colorado economy continues to outperform the U.S. economy and grow at a magnitude that slightly exceeds previous expectations, according to the midyear economic outlook released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of... Read more »

The State of Colorado Releases Report That Estimates Annual Marijuana Sales

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:44

Colorado estimates state annual pot consumption at 130 metric tons By John Ingold The Denver Post Posted: 07/09/2014 05:55:54 PM MDT 3 Comments | Updated: about 6 hours ago A state-produced study has concluded that high taxes and fewer stores are keeping Colorado medical-marijuana consumers from switching to the recreational cannabis market, a trend that, if it continues, will have a major impact on the state's predicted marijuana tax windfall. The study, released Wednesday, found that out-of-state visitors make up nearly half of recreational marijuana sales in the Denver area — and 90 percent of recreational sales in mountain resort... Read more »

Colorado Business Review, Issue 3, 2014

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:30

Download The Colorado Business Review, Issue 3, 2014 Colorado’s economy continues to outperform the nation’s in 2014. Industry forecasts presented at the Colorado Business Economic Outlook in December are reviewed midway through the year. It appears the state is poised for further growth in 2014. Read/Download the Colorado Business Review, Issue 3, 2014Read more »

Student Loan Crisis Highlighted at 2014 Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:23

Student Loan Crisis Highlighted at 2014 Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making -- by John Lynch, Leeds School of Business* Keynote Speaker and Panelists Richard Cordray, the inaugural director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sara Goldrick-Rab – Senior Scholar at the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Michael Dannenberg – Director of Higher Education and Education Finance Policy, The Education Trust Zakiya Smith – Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation Consumers make some of their most important financial decisions about higher education. Should I go to college? If so, where should... Read more »

CU-Boulder to offer mini-MBA course in entrepreneurship Aug. 17-22

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:22

June 30, 2014 • The University of Colorado Boulder will offer an intensive certificate course in entrepreneurship, taught by MBA faculty and open to the public, Aug. 17-22. The course will expose students to the principles of entrepreneurship -- including techniques of market analysis, networking and funding -- through class discussions. It also will provide real-world experience through mentorship with entrepreneurs and work on individual projects. “The program will give participants the actual tool sets they need to go out there and help themselves or help the company they work for,” said Remy Arteaga, director of the Deming Center for... Read more »

Colorado business confidence inches higher going into third quarter, says CU-Boulder Leeds School

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:55

Contact: Richard Wobbekind, 303-492-1147 richard.wobbekind@colorado.edu Brian Lewandowski, Leeds School of Business, 303-492-3307 brian.lewandowski@colorado.edu Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3117 elizabeth.lock@colorado.edu July 2, 2014 Colorado business confidence inches higher going into third quarter, says CU-Boulder Leeds School The confidence of Colorado business leaders remains positive and has slightly increased going into the third quarter of 2014, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The third quarter LBCI posted a reading of 61.2, an increase from 61 last quarter. While both large and small employers were... Read more »

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2014

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:59

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2014 Colorado business leaders’ expectations going into Q3 2014 remain positive, inching higher for the next quarter. Read/Download the LBCI Q3 2014Read more »

Colorado Business Review, Issue 2, 2014

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 20:42

Colorado's Professional and Business Services Sector Download the Colorado Business Review, Issue 2, 2014 Professional and Business Services (PBS) has the third-largest share of Colorado's employment, accounts for 14% of the state's GDP, and impacts nearly every industry and company in Colorado. Companies in this sector provide a wide variety of business services--from accounting and legal, to architectural and computer systems design. The articles in this issue highlight services provided by Colorado companies working in PBS as well as where the industry is headed. Colorado Engineers--The Problem Solvers The engineering profession contributed $3.1 billion in wages to Colorado's economy in... Read more »

Leeds School's Margaret C. Campbell Recent Paper Cited on Today.com

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 15:23

Why Lorde's acne is cool and Miley's twerking isn't Meghan Holohan TODAY contributor http://www.today.com/health/why-lordes-acne-cool-mileys-twerking-isnt-2D... June 3, 2014 at 1:18 PM ET Buda Mendes / Getty Images Lorde is supremely cool because all the cool kids say so. With her goth-witch make-up and clothes, pop singer Lorde stands out from the pack. When the 17-year-old posted a picture of herself without make-up and with spots of acne cream dotting her face, she seemed, well, cool. But what makes Lorde’s acne pic cool and Miley Cyrus’ twerking not? Sure, Miley Cyrus is hugely popular but she "has blown any opportunity to be... Read more »

The Hidden Risks in Your Local Housing Market - Bloomberg Article References Study from Thomas Thibodeau and Liang Peng

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 10:43

By Ben Steverman May 27, 2014 12:09 PM MT http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-27/the-hidden-risks-in-your-local-... Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg An open house in Colorado. Safe as houses. That's what the British call a sure thing. And that's how many Americans have felt about real estate. Then they watched the value of those houses melt away, along with their own net worth. Las Vegas at one point saw home values fall 63 percent. But housing isn’t a gamble only in the nation's boom-and-bust centers. If you’ve got a mortgage, even a small price decline can wipe out your equity. The bank still expects the same check every... Read more »

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