Published: Nov. 22, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business will present its annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum on Monday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver.

The event at 1750 Welton St. is free and open to the public but reservations are required for those planning to attend. To make reservations visit - cbeo.

After the forecast, John A. Hayes, president and CEO of Ball Corp., will deliver the keynote address on ways to ignite economic growth in Colorado. His address will be followed by three concurrent breakout sessions on real estate, international trade and small business.

Compiled by the Leeds School's Business Research Division, the comprehensive state economic outlook for 2012 features forecasts and trends for 11 business sectors prepared by more than 80 key business, government and industry professionals.

Economic snapshots from specific counties and regions around the state, as well as updates on international trade, population, labor force, personal income growth and a general outlook on the national economy are included in the outlook. A question-and-answer session will follow the outlook presentation.