Free Enterprise ReportColorado faces a crossroads as it emerges from a long economic winter and works to reopen businesses, support job creation, and regain a sense of normalcy for its residents. As restrictions loosen and people return to their everyday lives, Coloradans must grapple with how best to steer the state forward and continue to grow. The answer is the same as it has always been: embrace the principles of the free enterprise system. In times of immediate crisis, people naturally look to lawmakers for decisive action and leadership, but as the country moves onward, one constant throughout history has been that individuals working to provide for their families as well as businesses striving to meet the needs of their community—together, and free from intrusive oversight—lead to fuller bellies, bigger paychecks, and greater economic prosperity. A return to those principles can help lead the state through the challenges ahead and back to its full potential.

Joining Chairman and Host Earl Wright on this episode to discuss both free enterprise broadly, and the 2023 Free Enterprise Report in specific, are CSI Executive Director Kelly Caufield, Vice President of Policy & Research Chris Brown, and 2022 Mike A. Leprino Fellow & 2021 Terry J. Stevinson Fellow Evelyn Lim. They discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Colorado heading into 2023 in earnest.

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