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.
Federally-funded research facilities in Colorado contributed an estimated $2.6 billion to the state's economy in 2016 and supported more than 17,600 jobs, according to a new report from the Leeds School of Business.
A Leeds School report looking back on the final quarter of 2016 shows robust growth in Colorado for new business formation. Also, the state's energy sector is showing early stages of recovery after having hit bottom and the real estate market is outpacing expansion on the national scale.