Published: Nov. 24, 2015 By

The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business will present its 51st annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at the Grand Hyatt Denver.

The event at 1750 Welton St. is free and open to the public but reservations are required for those planning to attend. Visit the registration page to make a reservation.

Compiled by the Leeds School’s Business Research Division, the comprehensive state economic outlook for 2016 will feature 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.

Economist Richard Wobbekind, executive director of the Business Research Division, will present the forecast with co-presenter Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners -- a health care operator, service provider and network -- will deliver the keynote address.

This year’s industry discussion sessions following the forecast and keynote address will include:

  • “Colorado Real Estate: How Long Will the Boom Last?”
  • “Workforce Strategies: Connecting Workers to Jobs in Colorado”
  • “Making Sense of Commodities Prices”

Visit the Leeds School’s Business Research Division page for more information including details about the forum.

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