Held on December 9, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Denver. The Business Research Division’s annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook, now in its 55th year, provides professionals across nearly every industry in the state with a forecast of Colorado’s economy by sector. Each December, the Center presents its forecast for the following year during its annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum.

This economic forecast was developed in partnership with 125 private and public leaders across Colorado. Opening remarks were provided by Dean Sharon Matusik and Colorado’s 39th Secretary of State Jena Griswold.

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For the full breakdown of the economic outlook by sector, download the 2020 Colorado Business Economic Outlook book here.

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Presenters, Panelists and Industry Breakout Sessions

Economic forecast presenters:

  • Richard Wobbekind, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Kelly Brough, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

 
Keynote panel (The Future of Energy in Colorado):

  • Moderator Sarah Sandberg, Sr. Director of Public Affairs & Investor Relations at DCP Midstream
  • Alice Jackson, President, Xcel Energy – Colorado
  • Will Toor, Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office
  • Chris Wright, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Liberty Oilfield Services

Real Estate – Dynamic Sector Remains Robust panel:

  • Moderator Mike Kercheval, CU Real Estate Center (CUREC)
  • Download Mike Kercheval's slides here
  • Ann Sperling, Senior Director, Trammell Crow Company
  • Dorit Fischer, NAI Shames Makovsky
  • Jamie Roupp, Managing Director JLL
  • Katie Kruger, CEO Denver Metro Commercial Association of REALTORS®

Views on the Economy from the Capital Markets panel:

  • Moderator: Ron New, Worth Street, LLC
  • Gibson Smith, Smith Capital Investors
  • Lynn Paschen, Charles Schwab Investment Management
  • Gregg Bell, A3 Financial

Colorado Study of the Middle Class panel: