Dec 6, 2022 | 2019 Research, 2020 Research, 2021 Research, 2022 Research, Featured Research, Recent Research, Research, State BudgetColorado Budget Then and Now illuminates the meaningful changes in Colorado state spending over the last twenty years. The following figures provide a summary overview of state spending across different state funds and agencies. The trends shown reflect the shifting priorities brought on as a direct result of the laws and budgets passed each legislative session.
Jan 25, 2022 | 2021 Research, 2022 Research, Featured Research, Job Reports, Jobs & Our Economy, Recent Research, ResearchColorado added 9,000 jobs in December and November jobs were revised upwards by 5,000. The combined growth over the last two months of 2021 of 23,100 jobs presents a stark contrast to the prior year, when the two months combined for 25,500 job losses.
Jan 20, 2022 | 2021 Research, Annual Reports, Featured Research, Recent ResearchAs we close the door on 2021 and look to the future, the answer to our ongoing economic challenges remains the same: embrace the free enterprise system.
Dec 17, 2021 | 2021 Research, Featured Research, Job Reports, Jobs & Our Economy, Recent Research, ResearchDespite concerns of rising inflation and a new COVID-19 variant, November job growth in Colorado remained relatively strong at 9,800 jobs. This is above the monthly average job growth needed to fully recover to a pre-pandemic employment-to-population ratio by 2023.
Dec 13, 2021 | 2021 Research, Featured Research, ResearchCSI’s first annual review of the state of free enterprise in Colorado and how it may be impacted by broader policy trends.
Dec 10, 2021 | 2021 Research, Featured Research, Inflation Reports, Jobs & Our Economy, Recent ResearchIn the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and trillions of dollars of pandemic relief spending by the federal government, the rate of inflation in the U.S. has grown sharply in 2021 and become one of the most-discussed economic issues of the day. High inflation levels erode savings and increase the costs of daily commutes, groceries, and other consumer goods.