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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.

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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.

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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.

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Confidence in Colorado's economy healthy, stable for second quarter

April 3, 2017

The optimism of Colorado business leaders increased slightly ahead of the second quarter of 2017 and is expected to remain stable into the third quarter of the year.

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Colorado labs had hefty economic impact in 2016

March 23, 2017

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.

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Colorado business landscape saw strong growth in close of 2016

Jan. 19, 2017

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.

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