Reports, Commentaries, and Mini-Studies

cber.co has produced a series of reports, commentaries, and mini-studies  on various topics. They are  listed by year.

2015

cber.co Colorado MSA GDP Review. This study analyzes Gross Domestic Product for Colorado’s seven MSAs.  In 2014 the MSAs with the fastest growth in their GDP were Greeley, Grand Junction, and Fort Collins. The MSAs with the fastest growth in GDP for the period 2001 to 2014 were Greeley, Fort Collins, and Denver.

Economic Impact of the Retail Trade Industry in Colorado’s Major Metro Counties.  This study provides an unbiased third-party assessment of the economic impact of the retail trade industry on the economies of Colorado and its twelve major metro counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo, and Weld.  It was prepared for the Economic Development Council of Colorado.

Economic Impact of the Coal Industry in the Yampa-White River Region of Colorado.  This study provides an unbiased third-party assessment of the economic impact of the coal mining industry on the Yampa-White River Region of Northwest Colorado and the state. This study was funded by the Economic Development Council of Colorado.

2014

cber.co Analysis of Colorado and U.S. Gross Domestic Product by Sector Through 2013.  All industries are important to the economy for different reasons. Some create jobs, others generate output, and some produce both. Colorado’s Extractive Industries led the way in 2013. Find out more about what sectors drive output in Colorado.

cber.co 2013 Colorado Manufacturing Review. After a decade of declines, U.S. and Colorado manufacturing are on the rise. Check out this report to find out what this means for Colorado.

2013

cber.co Analysis of Colorado and U.S. Gross Domestic Product by Sector Through 2012. All industries are important to the economy for different reasons. Some create jobs, others generate output, and some produce both. Find out which Colorado industries are leaders in both output and employment.

cber.co Manufacturing Review Through 2012. About 132,000 workers are employed at Colorado’s 5,300 manufacturing companies. Check out this update on the state of this critical industry.

cber.co Why is the Weak Recovery? This report sheds light on the changes in gross firms and jobs. Lack of firm and job creation at new and existing companies has produced a weak recovery.

cber.co Colorardo Economic Forecast 2013. The first week in January 2013, cber.co released its annual forecast. It called for Real GDP growth of 1.9% to 2.3%. Colorado will add 45,000 to 55,000 jobs in 2013.

2012

cber.co State and Federal Data Sets. Are the employment and unemployment data accurately measuring the performance of the labor market? In some instances the answer is yes…

cber.co Are We Better Off Now Than We Were Four Years Ago? This was a common question during the 2012 election season. The data shows signs of strength and weakness.

cber.co Analysis of Colorado Gross Domestic Product, 1997 to 2011. Typically the performance of industries are measured in terms of employment. This report shows the importance of looking at output to measure the role an industry plays in the economy.

cber.co Where are all the Startups? CBER looks at gross job gains and gross job losses and the number of employees being added by the startups.

2011

cber.co Colorado Economic Forecast 2012. cber.co is projecting Real GDP to be in the range of 2.1 to 2.5 in 2012. Colorado will add 27,500 to 37,500 employees in 2012.

cber.co The Colorado Economy Ten Years After September 11, 2001. A look at the Colorado economy before and after two recessions and the role 9/11 may have played in the Lost Decade.

Broomfield Economic Base. A look at the industries that drive business in the City and County of Broomfield. It is not necessary for the City and County to have a diversified economy for the community to thrive.

2010

Colorado Construction Beyond the Hammers and the Nails. This report analyzes the impact that construction has on Colorado. Construction and related industries accounted for 56% of jobs lost between 2007 and 2009.

cber.co Real GDP and Colorado Employment Analysis – A historical review of the relationship between these two variables.

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.