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Post-election, Colorado business confidence rallies

Jan. 3, 2017

As uncertainty surrounding the recent election has subsided, the optimism of Colorado business leaders has turned sharply up ahead of the first quarter of 2017, according to a Leeds School report.

Chris Leach

Q&A: Professor Leach discusses new support for de Soto Capital Markets program

Dec. 15, 2016

Leeds Professor Chris Leach talks about $3.7 million in new gifts to support the Hernando de Soto Capital Markets Program, which introduces first-year business students to foundational ideas in ethics, business, law and economics, including those of de Soto, a Peruvian economist who champions individual property rights as one of the cornerstones to economic empowerment for people in emerging nations.

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Slight employment uptick in store for Colorado in 2017

Dec. 5, 2016

Though at a slower pace than in recent years, the state is poised to gain 63,400 jobs in 2017. With the exception of the natural resources and mining industry, all the state's sectors are expected to see job growth, with construction expected to see the most gains.

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Modest employment growth to continue into 2017, says CU Boulder report

Nov. 10, 2016

Colorado employment is poised to modestly expand into 2017, according to a CU Boulder report. In the three-month period ending in September, a total of 27,008 new business filings were recorded with the Secretary of State’s office. There were 119,385 business entity renewals.

Several flags -- CU's, the state of Colorado's and the United State's -- are raised near the Colorado state capitol.

Colorado business confidence expected to decrease, then tick up in 2017

Sept. 30, 2016

Though remaining in positive territory, the optimism of Colorado business leaders is projected to dip slightly in the fourth quarter of 2016. It then is expected to increase during the first quarter of 2017. The upcoming presidential election is causing some of the uncertainty captured in the latest Leeds Business Confidence Index.

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CU Boulder New Venture Challenge kicks off Sept. 21

Sept. 12, 2016

Organizers of the University of Colorado Boulder’s ninth annual New Venture Challenge anticipate a packed house for the program’s kickoff later this month. The popular program, which is open to the entire campus community and progresses through a series of events and workshops throughout the school year, fosters budding entrepreneurs.

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Leeds School professional MS in supply chain management among Gartner top 25

Aug. 16, 2016

The nationally recognized industry research firm, Gartner Inc. released its bi-annual report of North America's best graduate programs in supply chain management, and the Leeds School of Business's MS program is ranked 22nd for 2016.

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 .

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.

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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.