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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...

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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...

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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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Leeds Community Comes Together To Lift Up New Graduates

May 22, 2020

Coming out of what has been called the “longest economic recovery in history,” the class of 2020 faces a volatile job market with unemployment higher than the Great Recession of 2008. Fortunately, these new graduates are not alone. Colleges and alumni associations, including the Leeds School of Business, are leveraging...

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Deming Center Launches COventure Forward In Support of Hard Hit Small Business and Entrepreneurial Communities

April 17, 2020

The difficulties created during the COVID-19 outbreak have hit nearly every industry in Colorado. Businesses and their leaders are facing unforeseen challenges and struggling to survive, pivot and even adapt to find new opportunities. The impact on the economy won't be fully understood for months, if not years. However, the...

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Business Confidence Plummets in the Wake of Coronavirus, According to the Latest LBCI

April 7, 2020

Business leaders’ confidence hit a record low in the latest Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) report, primarily due to concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak. The index also captured its greatest single-quarter drop since the start of the LBCI in 2003. Leeds’ Business Research Division (BRD) produces the LBCI quarterly, which...