Published: Nov. 19, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business will present its 49th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum on Monday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Denver Marriott City Center.

The event at 1701 California St. is free and open to the public but reservations are required for those planning to attend. To make reservations visit

Leeds School economist Richard Wobbekind will present the forecast and Doug Suttles, president and CEO of Encana, will deliver the keynote address.

This year’s concurrent sessions will include Fires, Floods and Drought: Assessing the Impacts; From the Great Recession to a Great Real Estate Boom; and NAFTA 20 Years Out.

Compiled by the Leeds School’s Business Research Division, the comprehensive state economic outlook for 2014 features forecasts and trends for 13 business sectors prepared by more than 100 key business, government and industry professionals.

Economic snapshots from specific counties and regions around the state, as well as updates on international trade, population, labor force, personal income growth and the national economy are included in the outlook.

The forum also will include a networking reception sponsored by the Colorado Brewers Guild and the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board.

For more information about the Leeds School’s Business Research Division including the forum visit

Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3117
Brian Lewandowski, Leeds School, 303-492-3307