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Colorado's population growth to slow in 2018, but new jobs still coming

Dec. 11, 2017

Colorado's employment and population growth will slow for a third consecutive year in 2018, but the state will remain competitive in recruiting, and every major sector will add jobs.

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Colorado business filings remain strong in Q3 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

New Colorado business filings continued to post year-over-year growth in the third quarter, raising future employment expectations for the end of the year, according to a Leeds School report.

NIST Boulder

NIST adds nearly $2 billion in economic contributions to Maryland and Colorado

The National Institute of Standards and Technology added nearly $2 billion in combined economic contributions across Maryland and Colorado in fiscal year 2016, a Leeds School study has found.

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Leeds Business Confidence Index reports overall positive expectations, but cooling optimism ahead of Q4

Oct. 2, 2017

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.

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Colorado economic indicators continue strong growth in Q2

July 20, 2017

New business filings exhibited strong growth year-over-year in the second quarter of 2017, raising future employment expectations.

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Optimism in state economy remains high despite slip

June 30, 2017

All components of the Leeds Business Confidence Index remained positive despite slight dips from the previous quarter, according to a recent report.

Workers rally for $15 per hour minimum wage

Minimum-wage hikes could push low-pay workers away

June 15, 2017

On average, a $1.50 increase in a state's minimum wage corresponded to as much as a 50 percent increase in the number of low-wage workers commuting out of state for employment, found a new study.

Sharon Matusik

Matusik named Leeds School of Business dean

May 30, 2017

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.

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Growth in new businesses bodes well for future employment levels

April 18, 2017

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.

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'The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone'

April 5, 2017

People believe they know way more than they actually do. This is the basis of research in a new book co-authored by Leeds School Professor Philip Fernbach.