The Business Research Division conducts economic impact studies and customized research projects that assist companies, associations, nonprofits, and government agencies with making sound business and policy decisions.

Among the tools offered are the annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook, which provides a forecast of the state’s economy by sector, and the quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index, which gauges Colorado business leaders’ opinions about the economy. The quarterly Colorado
Business Review e-newsletter offers decision makers in-depth analysis and information about Colorado’s economy.

2018 Colorado Business Economic Outlook Book

2018 Outlook Book

Following three consecutive years of employment growth in excess of 3%, the pace of growth slowed to 2.3% in 2016. The state continued the job-building momentum in 2017, adding an estimated 56,300 jobs, or 2.2%. In 2018, Colorado’s pace of employment growth is projected to slow further, to 1.8%, as Colorado increases employment by 47,100.

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