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Pessimism Continues to Reign in Survey of Business Leaders
, But Signs of Hope Emerging

March 24, 2023

Colorado’s business leaders have maintained a gloomy outlook throughout the uneven road back from the pandemic-driven recession.

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Colorado Secretary of State Q3 2022 Indicators Report

Nov. 15, 2022

The economy continues to take sideways steps emerging from the pandemic. For every bit of good news—like the state's persistent jobs recovery or better-than-expected record of new entities forming—there remain stubborn headwinds related to inflation, rising interest rates and more. Report summary Download full report Business Research Division

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Leeds Readies its Crystal Ball for Annual Economic Forecast

Nov. 9, 2022

Here's a preview of what to expect at the Business Economic Outlook Forum on Dec. 5 in Denver.

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Report: CU a $13.3B Economic Engine for Colorado

Nov. 7, 2022

The CU system has an outsized impact on Colorado's economy, one that touches every county and most industry categories.

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Few Surprises, and Fewer Optimists, in Economic Forecast

Oct. 5, 2022

The latest quarterly survey of Colorado business leaders may indicate we're nearing the bottom, but that's one of the few hopeful signs in the report.

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Colorado Secretary of State Q2 2022 Indicators Report

Aug. 10, 2022

The economy continues to send mixed signals at both the state and national level, with inflation and high prices countering good news on jobs. For more, check out the latest Colorado Secretary of State Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report, produced in partnership with the Business Research Division at Leeds...

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Report: Colorado's Economy Outperforming Nation, but High Prices are Inflating Concerns

Aug. 10, 2022

Colorado remains a pace car for employment, even as business leaders are losing confidence amid inflation, tangled supply chains and interest rates.

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In Weathering the Economy, Here's a Forecaster You Can Count On

Feb. 28, 2022

Economist Rich Wobbekind named among Colorado's most influential business leaders. Rich Wobbekind walks an executive-level class through a presentation. His insights on the economy—and the lengths he goes to in sharing them with Coloradans—are why he's so well regarded, both in the classroom and in the media. In ranking Rich...

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The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q1 2022

Jan. 6, 2022

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q1 2022 Business confidence remained elevated ahead of Q1 2022, rising slightly from Q4 2021. All components of the index increased ahead of the first quarter. The index increased 1.9 points from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022, and grew another 1.4 points ahead...

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Colorado Secretary of State Q3 2021 Indicators Report

Nov. 4, 2021

The latest Colorado Secretary of State Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report shows new entity filings pulled back in the third quarter, while existing entity renewals were strong. Read/Download the Report