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What’s Working: Where Colorado’s COVID economic recovery is better and worse than the rest of the country

Here’s a brag: Colorado’s inflation rate is lower than the nation’s for the first time in nine years. Plus: Small business pessimism, worker hours in decline and more.

Economy

Rebuilding after disaster takes a community — and a streamlined process — say Coloradans who lost homes in Waldo Canyon fire

Fires destroyed 347 houses in 2012, but the Mountain Shadows community in Colorado Springs found ways to work with city officials, contractors and others to rebuild fast, and now offer help to Marshall fire victims.

Housing

What’s Working: Colorado Springs is the only metro area that has recovered all jobs lost in the pandemic

Statewide, 85.7% of the jobs lost during COVID are back. Plus: Wages are up, unemployment rate falls again and another look at the true unemployed.

Economy

What’s Working: A third-quarter check on Colorado’s economy and more on worker deaths and COVID

Inflation is on the rise, but not new business startups. Also: $600 million to pare down state’s $1 billion unemployment loan, Denver tops for wage growth and more!

Economy

Colorado businesses relied on sidewalk extensions to make a profit during COVID. They may be here to stay.

Parklets that became commonplace during the pandemic could become permanent fixtures on revitalized Main Streets across the state.

Business

Joe Biden will make a stop in Denver on Tuesday

Biden will participate in a "Build Back Better" event, according to the White House. Further details on his appearance were not released.

Politics and Government

What’s Working: There are more job openings than Coloradans on unemployment. Matchmaking isn’t easy.

As pandemic unemployment comes to an end next week, some struggle to find a job or fear catching COVID-19. Plus: Businesses try to hire, wages are rising and what happened when some states ended federal benefits early?

Economy

Federal loans saved Colorado salons last year. But now other economic forces are cutting their profits.

Salons were among the top industries to apply for federal PPP loans in Colorado. They’re also among the smallest of the small businesses, with few resources to navigate the COVID recovery.

Economy

Half of Colorado lives in a day care desert. Here’s how that’s straining one mountain community.

Though officials say help is on the way, parents and child care providers are struggling in Colorado, a state where half the population lives in a day care desert.

Economy

Colorado tourism suffered a $9 billion loss in 2020. Lodging properties were hardest hit.

Local travelers did their best to make up for lost bookings, but missing meetings and conventions did a number on earnings

Business

Opinion: Denver’s November bond election should include funds to finish Central Library renovation

The project is on the city’s priority list, but it’s missing from the bond question

Opinion Columns

What’s Working: As federal unemployment ends in 7 weeks, Colorado businesses are optimistic about their pandemic recovery

Department of Labor reveals how many unemployment accounts are on hold, businesses still struggle to find workers and a CU business school report finds that sales are back to pre-pandemic levels at half of businesses surveyed

Economy

Colorado business chambers prepared for the worst during coronavirus. It turns out things weren’t so bad.

Rampant business closures did not happen among members of local business chambers. Some say membership rose as businesses received federal aid and looked for help weathering the COVID storm.

Economy

Colorado lawmakers, governor unveil $700M state economic stimulus plan. Here’s where the money will go.

The money lawmakers are using to pay for the state stimulus plan comes from unexpected tax revenue.

Politics and Government