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 2017 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.
Colorado Economic Forecast 2017
Watch for the following in 2017….
- 2017 will be a year of extremes – both good and bad.
- Colorado will benefit from a stronger global economy, as measured by real GDP. It will be 2.9% in 2017.
- The state will also benefit from stronger real GDP growth for the U.S., 2.2% to 2.4%.
- Nationally, there will be 1.9 million to 2.1 million jobs added.
- Interest rates will continue to rise in 2017.
- Inflation will increase to 2.5% in the U.S. and 3.0% in Colorado.
- The Colorado population with increase by about 100,000 in each of the years 2015-2017.
- Colorado is one of the states where the economy is not operating efficiently because the unemployment rate is too low.
- Colorado will continue to experience moderate employment growth in 2017 (57,000 to 63,000 jobs). There is much more upside potential than downside risk to this forecast.
- Manufacturing will continue to struggle, except at a few major Colorado companies.