But the Secretary of State’s third-quarter data showed more companies dissolving or are late in filing periodic reports, which has economists concerned.
Despite inflation, job and income growth provided a needed nudge. Plus: The politics of inflation, the state’s VC arm adds its first Black founder-led fund, and more.
Plus: As 84% of workers surveyed say they plan to keep working past retirement age, Colorado considers the benefits of an older workforce.
The lowest-paid workers in Denver are getting a 9% pay raise on Jan. 1. When it takes effect, the city’s minimum wage of $17.29 will be one of the highest in the nation — higher than Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago. But more on the minimum in a bit. […]
A day after the head of America’s banking system said the nation isn’t in a recession, the U.S. Commerce Department said the nation’s economy shrank. Again. For the second quarter in a row. Conventional wisdom often calls this a recession — or “a significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and […]
Inflation is still a hot topic but this week, we took a peek at what’s on the way in terms of new housing. And the easiest way to see the future? Residential building permits. This is Week 3 of a special version of What’s Working Housing. There are still some inflation updates below, plus a […]
Colorado may have recovered the 375,000 jobs lost in the first two months of the pandemic, but we’re not back to peak employment yet. And while new business creations remained high so far this year, delinquencies and dissolutions are growing. These and other trends were made clearer after the Secretary of State’s quarterly Business & […]
No surprise here. Global unrest with the Russian invasion of Ukraine plus ongoing and rising inflation have Colorado business leaders less optimistic about the economy this year than last, according to a new survey. But has that changed how they’re going about their business? According to a new analysis by Leeds Business Confidence Index, 55% […]
Colorado’s economy continues to improve from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that was expected as businesses adapted and employees returned to work. We are, after all, nearly two years from Spring 2020’s massive business disruptions. What makes Colorado’s economy stand out is how much better — or worse — it has recovered compared […]
Within 24 hours of the devastating Waldo Canyon fire on a hot June day in 2012, a unique recovery team began to form that included the mayor, builders, contractors, insurers, private businesses, the utility company and residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed. The nonprofit known as Colorado Springs Together worked through recovery from a […]