The Colorado Business Economic Outlook is the longest-running sector-level forecast of the Colorado economy and was presented on December 7. The annual forecast is developed by the Business Research Division, as well as volunteers and industry partners from across the state, including Grand Junction, Durango and Pueblo. The 2016 forecast featured an analysis of changes that took place in industry sectors during the past year and looked at the events and activities that will shape changes in population and employment, and in the overall economy in 2016.

Download the 2016 Outlook Forecast here   

Download the 2016 Outlook Presentation here   

Making Sense of Commodities Prices

Download the presentations below:

Perspectives on Agriculture in a Commodity Downturn by Dan Kowalski

Making Sense of Prices for Oil and Natural Gas by Michael J. Orlando

Mining's Critical Role in Infrastructure, Energy and the Environment by Stuart A. Sanderson

Colorado Real Estate: How Long Will the Boom Last

Download the presentations below:

Tom Thibodeau, University of Colorado Real Estate Center

Tyler Carner, CBRE

Jeff Handlin, Oread Capital & Development

Scott Johnson, Lennar Multifamily

Brett Russell, HVS

Doug Wulf, Cassidy Turley Fuller Real Estate

CEO Panel - Colorado Ballroom

Moderators: Ellen Balaguer, Retired Senior Executive, Accenture

Matt Erickson, President, Physical Infrastructure, Zayo Group
Brian McDonald, SVP Client Service and Support, Charles Schwab
Mary Rhinehart, Chairman and CEO, Johns Manville
Joe Mello, COO, DaVita HealthCare Partners

Media and Press

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (plugging Wobbekind's Dec. 14 chamber event):
New West: 
ABC13/KRDO Colorado Springs: 
Fox 4/KFQX Grand Junction:
Greeley Tribune: 
Durango Herald:
BizWest Media:
Longmont Times-Call/Daily Camera:
Denver Post (picked up in Brush News Tribune, Brush, CO):
Colorado Public Radio: Plugs throughout the morning during news breaks, and
9News: Wobbekind in-studio interview aired during morning program -  - and
Denver Business Journal: