Other Colorado Forecasts

In addition to the cber.co forecast, the following organizations have an established record for providing credible forecasts of the state economy.

Other Colorado Forecasts

Colorado Legislative Council Quarterly Update. The bi-partisan CLC has consistently provided an accurate economic forecast of the state economy. It includes revenue, employment, and regional outlooks.

Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting. OSPB produces a quarterly forecast of the state economy that usually paints a slightly different picture than the outlook produced by CLC. As well it includes revenue, employment, and regional outlooks.

Southern Colorado Economic Forum. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has produced a Southern Colorado Economic Forecast since 1997, with an emphasis on Colorado Springs.

2017 Colorado Economic Forecasts

cber.co (released in early January 2017
57,000 to 63,000 jobs
Real GDP 2.2% to 2.4%.

The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (December, 2016)
62,600 jobs
Real GDP 2.3%

Colorado Legislative Council (December, 2016)
46,700 jobs
Real GDP 2.4%

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (October, 2016)
Real GDP 2.2%
65,000 jobs

 

 

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.