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.

2019 Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum

BEOF 2019The 54th annual Colorado Business Economic Forecast will take place on Monday, December 10, 2018. This year's event will feature the 2019 forecast presented by Richard Wobbekind, Executive Director of the Business Research Division of the Leeds School of Business. 

Download the 2019 Outlook Book

Industry Breakout Sessions 

Colorado's Real Estate Market:
A Gentle Curve in the Road to the Peak – We Are Not There Yet

Michael P. Kercheval, CU Real Estate Center

Jay W. Despard, Hines
Chris Frampton, East West Partners
Scott Johnson, Lennar Multifamily Communities
Pamela Kelly, Park Meadows–Brookfield Properties
Cyndi Thomas, Etkin Johnson

Real Estate Breakout Session Slides

The Changing Face of Retail in the Denver Metro Region 

Brian Lewandowski, University of Colorado Boulder

Nick LeMasters, Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Sean Maher, Downtown Boulder Partnership
Julie Jacoby, City of Thornton

Retail Breakout Session Slides