This quarterly index gauges Colorado business leaders’ opinions about economic trends and how their industry will perform in the coming quarter. The index captures expectations for the national economy, state economy, industry sales, profits, hiring plans, and capital expenditures.

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The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2019

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2019

June 30, 2019

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2019 Colorado business leaders' confidence remained just above neutral in the Leeds Business Confidence Index. Four of the six individual components of the index remained in positive territory, but all six components declined from the prior quarter and the prior year. Looking...

LBCI Q2 2019

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q2 2019

April 1, 2019

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q2 2019 Colorado business leaders’ confidence rebounded slightly ahead of Q2 in the Leeds Business Confidence Index. Five of the six individual components of the index remain in positive territory, with national economy expectations still below neutral. Looking further out to Q3 2019,...

LBCI Q1 2019

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q1 2019

Dec. 28, 2018

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q1 2019 According to the Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI), Colorado business leaders expressed caution ahead of Q1 2019. Although all six components fell from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019, only the national expectations dipped into negative territory. Read/Download the LBCI Q1 2019

LBCI Q4 2018

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q4 2018

Sept. 27, 2018

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q4 2018 According to the Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI), Colorado’s business leaders’ outlook remained positive ahead of Q4 2018; however, the index recorded a strong decrease compared to the prior quarter and compared to last year. Participants shared opinions about the greatest...

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2018

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2018

June 29, 2018

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2018 Business leaders’ outlook ahead of Q3 2018 remained positive, but were less optimistic than the prior quarter. Participants shared opinions about the greatest headwinds facing their industry and the overall economy. Read/Download the LBCI Q3 2018. Read/Download the LBCI Q3 2018

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The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q1 2018

Jan. 2, 2018

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q1 2018 According to the Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI), business leaders’ optimism rebounded ahead of Q1. Expectations for the national economy increased strongly, converging with expectations for the state economy. Read/Download the LBCI Q1 2018. Read/Download the LBCI Q1 2018

LBCI Q4 2017

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q4 2017

Sept. 29, 2017

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q4 2017 According to the Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI), business leaders’ economic outlook remained notably positive ahead of Q4 2017, despite cooling optimism from the prior quarter. Read/Download the LBCI Q4 2017. Read/Download the LBCI Q4 2017

LBCI Q3 2017

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2017

June 30, 2017

The Leeds Business Confidence Index dipped slightly in Q3, but the Outlook remains positive as indicators reported a positive outlook. Unemployment rates also continued to fall in Colorado from the previous quarter.

LBCI Q2 2017

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q2 2017

March 30, 2017

Reporting on the Leeds Business Confidence Index (LCBI) for Q2 revealed that optimism remains high as the Confidence Index showed an increase from the previous quarter. The confidence index cited positive year-over-year employment growth and overall Colorado unemployment level.

LBCI Q1 2017

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q1 2017

Jan. 3, 2017

Leeds Business Confidence Index Rebounds Sharply Ahead of Q1 Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q1 2017 Colorado business leaders’ expectations for Q1 2017 are up 7.3 points from the previous quarter, supported by strong readings in every component of the index. Read/Download the LBCI Q1 2017

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