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) Q4 2020

Sept. 30, 2020

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q4 2020 Business optimism was revised down for the fourth quarter from 51 to 47.9, signaling a more bearish reality as the economy moves into the final quarter of the year. Nonetheless, after falling to a historic low earlier in the year, Colorado...

LBCI Q3 2020

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2020

June 30, 2020

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2020 After falling to a historic low in Q2 2020, Colorado business leaders’ confidence improved ahead of Q3 and Q4 2020. A small majority (52%) continued to cite COVID-19 for their pessimistic outlook, but glimmers of optimism shone through with individuals citing...

LBCI Q2 2020

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q2 2020

March 29, 2020

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q2 2020 Colorado business leaders’ confidence dove to historic lows entering Q2 2020, with 86% of panelists citing COVID-19 for their pessimistic outlook. The index also recorded the largest single-quarter decline in the 17-year history of the index, illustrating the rapid deterioration of...

LBCI Q1 2020

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q1 2020

Dec. 30, 2019

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q1 2020 Colorado business leaders’ confidence improved entering Q1 2020, rebounding to just above neutral. These sentiments coincide with improved trade relations, stable interest rates, and a strong labor report. The most commonly cited reasons by survey responses were the general economy, politics,...

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The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q4 2019

Sept. 26, 2019

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q4 2019 Colorado business leaders’ confidence slipped into negative territory ahead of Q4 2019, recording the first pessimistic outlook since Q2 2011, and registering the lowest index value since the end of the recession. These sentiments coincide with ongoing trade tensions, an additional...

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2019

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2019

June 27, 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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