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Economy Improving, But Colorado’s Leaders Still Awash in Apprehension


Jan. 4, 2023

Familiar challenges are keeping the state’s business community awake at night, according to quarterly report. ​​ The sun rises behind the Denver skyline. While the economy is improving both locally and nationally, Colorado's business community remains pessimistic about the near-term outlook, according to the first-quarter Leeds Business Confidence Index. Below...

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Leeds Business Confidence Index: Q1 2023

Jan. 4, 2023

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q1 2023 Two decades ago, the Leeds Business Confidence Index first reported results ahead of Q2 2003 as Colorado was entrenched in a long recovery from the tech-led recession. Twenty years later, as the index enters 2023, despite a notably better current economy,...

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On Economy, Colorado Will Lead in 2023, But Headwinds Threaten

Dec. 6, 2022

Last year, Leeds' economic preview put the 'fore!' in forecast. The Business Research Division is more optimistic about Colorado in the new year.

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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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Report: Colorado Continues to Outperform National Economy, Though Strong Headwinds Persist

Nov. 15, 2022

The state remains a leader on employment, but recovery remains uneven. ​​ Like so much else in this uneven economic recovery, the latest report from Leeds’ Business Research Division and the Colorado secretary of state’s office is a case of stepping sideways, as opposed to forward or back. For instance,...

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The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q4 2022

Sept. 28, 2022

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q4 2022 Colorado business leaders expressed pessimism ahead of Q4 2022, recording the fourth-lowest index in the 20-year history of the Leeds Business Confidence Index driven by inflation, interest rates, the supply chain, and the workforce, among other factors. Looking two quarters ahead...

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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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Colorado Business Review, Issue 2, 2022

July 14, 2022

Download The Colorado Business Review, Issue 2, 2022 With arguably the worst of the pandemic in the rearview mirror, consumers and businesses have moved on to new economic crises—lingering supply-chain shortages, rapid inflation and rising interest rates. We present the midyear review of the Colorado economy, evaluating the observed data...

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The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2022

June 28, 2022

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2022 Colorado business leaders expressed pessimism ahead of Q3 2022, recording the fifth-lowest index in the 20-year history of the Leeds Business Confidence Index driven by inflation, interest rates, and the supply chain, among other factors. Looking two quarters ahead to Q4...

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Colorado Secretary of State Q1 2022 Indicators Report

April 25, 2022

The latest Colorado Secretary of State Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report shows continued year-over-year growth in new business filings, and existing entity renewals were strong. Read/Download the Report

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