Open for Business — Four Priorities for Maintaining Colorado’s Economic Competitiveness

Feb 21, 2023

Colorado’s economic competitiveness continues to be a force to recon with, but there’s some apprehension about what the future holds.

It’s easy to forget that Colorado businesses aren’t buildings, they are real people — employees, business owners, suppliers, investors — that make up the foundation of Colorado’s economic success. It’s also easy to forget that the economic concerns affecting individuals and families, like inflation, high interest rates, supply chain issues and more, also impact business. Additionally, recent surveys have reported that business owners share some apprehensive feelings toward Colorado’s economic competitiveness.

The most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index from the University of Colorado reported that business leaders show more pessimism today than this time last year when it comes to the state and national economies.

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