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4 charts explaining Colorado’s sharply improving economy, even as low-income workers lag behind

The outlook is so rosy that lawmakers may even be forced to return money to Coloradans in the coming years because of government growth restrictions imposed by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights

Economy

Online sales boom poses challenges for Colorado tax forecasting — and for brick-and-mortar retailers

A 91% annual increase in e-commerce in Colorado last year is promising big changes to the state's retail landscape. “We are seeing trends that are not just going to be unique to the pandemic era,” says a finance professor.

Business

Opinion: It’s time to admit failure on equality. Let’s use that as our starting point.

We have all heard the expressions of commitment to equality, to a world free of racism and discrimination. Yet the evidence around us clearly shows that we do not live in that world.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: 10 things Colorado employers should do to create an economy for all

What are you doing in your organization to create opportunities for your employees – regardless of race, ethnicity and gender?

Opinion Columns

Jim Morrissey: The unemployment benefit shell game

Opinion

Wind turbine company Vestas cuts 450 jobs in plants across Colorado

The company laid off workers in Pueblo and Windsor and closed a separate blade factory in Brighton where 280 people worked

Business

The restart of Colorado’s federal unemployment benefits has been uneven as thousands wait for their turn

At least 62,000 Coloradans on pandemic jobless benefits reopened their claims on Monday. But countless others must wait for Phase 2 to restart, on which an update that may come “by the end of week,” labor officials say.

Economy

Opinion: The American dream will fade without public investment in health, education

Opinion

John Hickenlooper tapped for big task at the start: Find a bipartisan deal on additional COVID-19 relief

Colorado’s junior U.S. senator is part of the “Sweet 16” group. His priorities include finding more money for small business economic relief.

Politics and Government

Colorado has the 9th worst economy among states in 3rd quarter

Colorado's unemployment rate has remained stagnant at around 6% for the past three months while the U.S. has reported a decrease from 7.9% to 6.7% over the same time frame

Opinion: Why Colorado’s economy shouldn’t just return to “normal” after COVID-19

Opinion Columns

Dark-sky designations bring the promise of starry nights — and tourist dollars — to rural Colorado

A dark-sky designation offers economic benefits, but it also advances the notion of light pollution as an environmental issue

Outdoors

Opinion: Banks have the cash to help chart a way out of the pandemic

Opinion Columns

Here’s what Congress’ $900 billion coronavirus relief bill will mean for Coloradans

The measure revives supplemental federal pandemic unemployment benefits, but at $300 per week, through March 14. It also extends special pandemic benefits for “gig” workers and extends the maximum period for state-paid jobless benefits to 50 weeks.

Coronavirus

Congress seals agreement on $900 billion coronavirus relief bill

The deal came after months of battling and posturing, but the negotiating dynamic changed in Republicans' favor after the election and as the end of the congressional session neared

Coronavirus

It’ll be years before Colorado jobs bounce back from the coronavirus

Annual University of Colorado forecast projects the state will add 40,000 workers in 2021, not enough to offset the 148,800 lost this year

Business

“If we close, you can’t go to work”: Colorado child care centers poised for a big infusion of state money

More women than men have left the workforce and not returned since the pandemic. Lack, or fear, of child care is to blame.

Business

Colorado lawmakers reconvene to consider stimulus plan, but experts question the cost to the state

Gov. Jared Polis put forward a $1.3 billion stimulus plan and called a special legislative session to take the steps to help unemployed and businesses

Politics and Government

Colorado hotels are struggling to survive coronavirus

Denver-area hotels were less than half full in October.

Business

Colorado’s special legislative session on coronavirus relief set to begin Nov. 30

The special session will come only about a month before state lawmakers were set to convene on Jan. 13 for their normal legislative term.

Politics and Government
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