Throughout the year cber.co produces four types of research that measure the performance of the state economy;

  • Economic forecast of Colorado.  Click here for the 2016 Forecast.
  • Periodic economic updates throughout the year.
  • Special reports on key topics.
  • Weekly blog posts.

This research shows where the state economy has been and where it is headed in the near-term and the factors that have caused it to change.

Special Reports

The following are highlights from a relevant cber.co special report.

“Why the Weak Recovery?”  looks at gross changes in private sector employment to understand why the recovery of net wage and salary employment has been so slow. Key findings are:

•The majority of gross establishments gained arefrom expansions, not openings.
•It follows that the majority of gross establishments lost are from contractions, not closings.
•Over time, the percentage of establishments with unchanged quarterly employment has increased.
•Colorado prides itself on its entrepreneurial community; however, firm creation over the past decade has trended flat.

Weekly Economic Updates on cber.co Blog

For additional information on the economy on a weekly basis check on the cber.co blog.  Key categories include:

  • Colorado Economy
  • U.S. Economy
  • Colorado Economic Forecast
  • Advanced Technology
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Transportation
  • Economic Development
  • Post 9-11
  • Tourism
  • Finance
  • Global Economy
  • Startups/Entrepreneurs


Tracking the Colorado economy is like skiing. At times the skiing is good. Other times it is tenuous or too fast. Sometimes you crash or go backwards. In time you get headed in the right direction again.