Rich Wobbekind

State economy in mostly positive territory, as expected

July 15, 2016

The Colorado economy continues to expand, outperforming the U.S. economy, according to a midyear economic update released July 15 by the Leeds School's Business Research Division (BRD). Employment in the state was up by 2.4 percent in May 2016. A total gain of 62,000 jobs in Colorado is expected for 2016, nearly reaffirming the estimate given in December at the BRD's 51st annual Business Economic Outlook Forum .Read more »

Colorado business expectations healthy but dipping, says quarterly CU-Boulder index

June 30, 2016

The optimism of Colorado business leaders remains positive entering the third quarter, but is projected to dip slightly ahead of the fourth quarter of 2016, according to a University of Colorado Boulder report.Read more »
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Consumers’ trust in online user ratings misplaced, says CU-Boulder study

April 28, 2016

The belief that online user ratings are good indicators of product quality is largely an illusion, according to a new CU-Boulder study. Yet almost all retailers provide user ratings on their websites and many consumers rely on the information when making purchase decisions.Read more »

Modest employment growth expected in Colorado through second, third quarters

April 21, 2016

Colorado employment is projected to expand over the next two quarters of 2016, though at a more modest pace, according to a CU-Boulder report released todayn Business formation rebounded in the first quarter of the year, reversing two consecutive quarters of decline, and the state saw 29,680 businesses come online.Read more »

Women, nonwhite execs promote diversity to their own detriment, says CU-Boulder study

April 11, 2016

Not only does the promotion of diversity in the workplace not help executives in their performance evaluations, but the behavior actually hurts women and nonwhite executives, found a CU-Boulder study.Read more »

Colorado business confidence holds steady heading into second quarter of 2016, says CU-Boulder index

March 31, 2016

The optimism of Colorado business leaders remains unchanged entering the second quarter of 2016, but is projected to slightly dip ahead of the third quarter of the year, according to a University of Colorado Boulder report.Read more »

Love trumps budget in sentimental buys, finds CU-Boulder-led study

March 14, 2016

Brides and the bereaved beware: You, like many shoppers, may have a tendency to reject thriftiness when your purchase is a matter of the heart, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.Read more »

Colorado employment growth to continue despite slight drop in new business formation, says CU-Boulder report

Jan. 21, 2016

Even with a slowdown in new business filings in Colorado during the fourth quarter of 2015, employment in the state is expected to expand over the first and second quarters of 2016, according to a University of Colorado Boulder report released today by Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams.Read more »

Colorado business confidence increases slightly heading into 2016, says CU-Boulder index

Jan. 5, 2016

After a small dip last quarter, the optimism of Colorado business leaders grew modestly for the start of 2016, according to the Leeds Business Confidence Index released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. At 55.4, the overall first-quarter reading is up from 53.5 last quarter and down by 5.7 points from one year ago.Read more »

Colorado’s economy to continue to expand in 2016, says CU-Boulder’s Leeds School

Dec. 6, 2015

Colorado employment will continue to expand in 2016, adding a variety of jobs in almost every business sector, but at a slower pace than in the previous two years, according to CU-Boulder economist Richard Wobbekind. The announcement is part of the 51st annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum presented by the Leeds School’s Business Research Division .Read more »

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