View of storefronts in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Colorado business confidence rebounding to record levels

April 1, 2021

Business leaders around the state are feeling increasingly hopeful about Colorado's economy, a response to increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates and the easing of public health restrictions.

Street scene in Dolores, Colorado

New online network connects and supports Colorado’s rural entrepreneurs

March 31, 2021

Many of Colorado's small towns are losing young people as they follow job opportunities in bigger cities. But a new effort is trying to reinvigorate the economies of these tight-knit communities.

GameStop store

Why GameStop? Why 2021?

March 3, 2021

How could a group of small-scale investors muster the capital to force share prices up 20-fold? Two professors present a theory that suggests how that happened in “The sky’s the limit: Asset prices can be indeterminate when margin traders are all in.”

Panorama of the Denver skyline at night

Colorado’s economy improving, but recovery may be slowing

Feb. 5, 2021

Colorado business continues to improve from its lows in March and April 2020 but the recovery may be slowing, according to a report released by Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold and CU Boulder researchers.

The window of a GameStop store with signs advertising a sale

GameStop may not be the David and Goliath story you think, researcher says

Feb. 3, 2021

In this Q&A, Tony Cookson weighs in on the "irrational" stock market, and how everyday investors should approach the current volatile trading environment.

A sign on a business in Denver restricts entry to anyone but authorized employees.

Vaccine news buoys Colorado business sentiment

Jan. 4, 2021

Business leaders in Colorado are feeling more optimistic looking forward to 2021—in part because of the rollout of two COVID-19 vaccines.

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Making better use of big data in marketing

Dec. 9, 2020

Leeds School Assistant Professor Rico Bumbaca and colleagues at other institutions created a new algorithm that scales extraordinarily large data sets and streamlines targeted marketing efforts with unrivaled precision.

Little Man Ice Cream in Denver, closed temporarily during the pandemic.

Colorado economy to gain jobs in 2021, but fall short of full recovery

Dec. 7, 2020

Colorado will gain jobs in 2021, but it will not be able to make up for the economic losses brought by the global COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Leeds School of Business report.

Students participating in the Kiewit Design-Build Program

Innovative partnership prepares infrastructure engineers

Nov. 25, 2020

The nation’s infrastructure challenges have been and will continue to be a concern. That’s why CU Boulder has partnered with Kiewit, one of the nation’s largest construction and engineering organizations, to launch the Kiewit Design-Build Program.

Larimer Square, Denver.

Colorado economy shows more signs of recovery, filings indicate

Nov. 10, 2020

Colorado business is showing more signs of a recovery from the COVID-19 economic slump, according to a new CU Boulder report.