CU-Boulder scholar in conservative thought lectures on U.S. economic growth in Grand Junction

America’s relatively slow economic growth can be accelerated, as it has been in the past, according to Brian Domitrovic, visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Domitrovic is scheduled to give a public talk on that subject at 6 p.m. April 14 at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, with registration and a community reception beginning at 5 p.m. The event, held in CMU’s Meyer Ballroom, is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed on this event website or by calling 303-860-5633 or emailing

Domitrovic’s presentation is titled, “The Easy Challenge of Economic Growth in the 21st Century: How We Can Shake the Slows, as We Did in the Past.”

“America has almost never had extended bouts of slow economic growth,” Domitrovic notes.

CU in Grand Junction“Our lot has been expansive opportunity, innovation, new heights of prosperity scaled and cleared. Every resource necessary to restore the now centuries-long tradition of economic growth is still available to us. Even our very recent history, of the 1960s, 1980s, and 1990s, is there to tell us, in fullness, how we can recapture the most vital of American traditions: that of economic growth.”

Domitrovic, a historian who did graduate work in economics, is author of the standard history of supply-side economics, “Econoclasts: The Rebels Who Sparked the Supply-Side Revolution and Restored American Prosperity.” He has written for The Wall Street Journal and Investor's Business Daily and has appeared frequently on television and radio. His biweekly column appears on

The event will also highlight partnerships between CU and the Mesa County community.

One partnership that continues to grow is the CMU and CU-Boulder mechanical-engineering program delivered entirely in Grand Junction. The first two years of the program are taught by CMU faculty, and the second two years of the program are taught by CU-Boulder faculty who live permanently in Grand Junction. Today, 49 students are enrolled.

Additionally, the CU Cancer Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus partners with St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center in Grand Junction. The relationship brings specialty oncology care to patients in Mesa County who may not be able to travel to metro Denver for specialized care. It also provides clinical trials for cancer survivors in the area.

CU also offers health care education to the Grand Junction community through the Western Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC) based in Grand Junction. The center provides personal health-care learning experiences for consumers and professional learning experiences for health care providers.

Tim Brower, director of the CU/CMU mechanical engineering partnership will speak briefly about that program.

The April 14 event is sponsored by Colorado Mesa University Associated Student Government and Political Science Club, the CU Advocates Program in the Office of the President, CU-Boulder's College of Arts and Sciences and its Conservative Thought and Policy program.

Glen Gallegos, a Grand Junction resident who represents the 3rd Congressional District on the CU Board of Regents, will also attend.