Colorado business leaders are more optimistic than they were three months ago, and they're gaining confidence in the national economy despite being slightly less rosy about the state economy, according to the Leeds Business Confidence Index.
Business confidence fell ahead of the fourth quarter, reflecting lower expectations for the end of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, despite all individual components remaining in positive territory.
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of Sharon F. Matusik as the dean of the Leeds School of Business. Matusik has been serving as the interim dean since January 2017. She assumes the permanent role Thursday.
There were 32,450 new business formations in Colorado during the first quarter of 2017, a 9.3 percent increase over the same period in 2016. However, the activity was concentrated in metropolitan rather than rural areas of the state.