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Supply Chains, Labor Pains Dominate Discussion at Business Outlook

Dec. 8, 2021

Experts offer bullish outlook for Colorado’s economy, but warn of significant, and continued, uncertainties ahead​. Christy Hynes, vice president of global metal supply chain at Ball, answers a question during the Business Economic Outlook Forum. 'We have solutions, but not quick fixes' to the supply-chain crisis, she said. If you...

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Will He Be Empty Handed?

Nov. 30, 2021

The holidays are here, but supply-chain failures dating to the start of the pandemic are stressing both consumers and businesses during the biggest spending period of the year. In this article, Gurumurthi Ravishankar, a faculty member and supply chain expert at the Leeds School of Business, explains how supply chain...

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Micro-Internship, Macro Impact: How Businesses Are Getting Project Support from Leeds

Sept. 22, 2021

Through micro-internships, students offer year-round support to companies seeking help with project-based work—and a pipeline to future employees. When is it the right time to hire additional staff? There’s no exact science to guide small businesses and entrepreneurs as they face the challenges of growing their business head on. And...

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A Master Plan, Masterfully Done: Leeds Team Triumphs in Real Estate Challenge

June 11, 2021

Alumni say lessons from contest and classes helping them create early impact in real estate industry. The six Leeds alumni who proposed the Meadow Station project that won this year's Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge. From left are Jesus Banuelos-Rivera, Erika Vette, Joe Plastino, Paula Chavarria, Kyle Clinton and Simon...

Aspen Colorado Economic Impact Study

Measuring the Impact of Arts & Culture in Aspen and Snowmass

March 19, 2021

A 2020 economic study revealed that arts and culture have a significant impact, giving community and business leaders insight on both the direct and indirect effects of these activities. When most people picture mountain communities, skiing or hiking are usually top of mind. In Pitkin County, however, something else brings...

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BCOR 1030 Students Pitch Innovative Communication Strategies in Fall Case Competition

Feb. 1, 2021

Organizational culture during a pandemic at heart of live case competition Communicating your organizational culture to your customers is tough any time, but doing it during a pandemic? Yet that was the communication challenge faced by about 120 undergraduate student teams enrolled in Leeds’ Communication Strategy class this past semester...

BEOF 2020

Colorado’s Economic Recovery on the Horizon, With Hope Hinging on the Vaccine

Dec. 18, 2020

Colorado’s economic outlook for the upcoming year is dependent on the delivery and effectiveness of a coronavirus vaccine—and its ability to help reopen the economy—according to Leeds’ 56 th Colorado Business Economic Outlook for 2021. The Colorado Business Economic Outlook (CBEO) is the most comprehensive outlook on the state’s economy,...

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CU Real Estate Center’s Virtual Symposium Highlights New Hill Hotel Project

Sept. 2, 2020

Hill Hotel Project On August 20, the CU Real Estate Center, always at the forefront of real estate education for students and professionals, hosted a virtual symposium on the Hill Hotel Project and the public-private partnerships that helped to make it a reality. Groundbreaking for the development is planned for...

Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Rural Colorado Workshop Series 2020

Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Rural Colorado Workshop Series 2020

Aug. 18, 2020

Since the start of the pandemic, the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship pivoted their model to continue to serve rural Colorado businesses in a virtual format. The impact of COVID on small businesses has only increased the value of these workshops during this economic and health crisis. “The entrepreneurial mindset is...

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Close Call With COVID-19 Moves Alumnus to Take Action

May 25, 2020

When he and his wife were diagnosed with COVID-19, Ryan McMunn (BS’02) experienced the alarming effects of the virus firsthand. When they finally recovered, they knew they had to do something to help. They decided to find more surgical masks for frontline medical professionals in their community. “We knew that...

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