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Farm Bill Reauthorization Goes to the Heart of Colorado's Rural Economies

The challenges facing Colorado’s farms and ranches are reflected in the disparity in economic growth between rural Colorado and the Front Range. Many of the state’s rural counties are looking for ways create more economic prosperity in their communities.

Colorado Springs: The Nation's Fastest-Growing City for Millennials

Spurred by growth in urban living, hospitality, retail and dining, downtown Colorado Springs has $620 million in development completed, planned or underway.

The Bottlenecks of Every Small Startup Community

These customers are Colorado's small communities, towns that share an entrepreneurial spirit, but often lack the network and infrastructure of a typical startup friendly hub.

The Economist: The Wonderful World of Taxes

Economists look at taxes from several perspectives. These include fairness among those with similar and different abilities to pay, simplicity in administration, connectedness between payors and beneficiaries, adequacy to cover costs and stability over time.

Staying Power: Why They're Still Drilling for Natural Gas

Coal companies angrily resisted the switch. The Colorado Mining Association predicted "dramatically higher electricity rates." No, not really, responded the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. It said this was the cheapest way to improve Colorado's air quality.

Colorado Continulously Attracts Young People

In 1990 people aged 29 to 33 (born between 1957 and 1961) represented the mode of the population distribution.

Stocks Tank! Is Real Estate Next?

The market is at all-time highs with valuations far exceeding historical averages. The markets are therefore jumpy to justify the current valuations the economy and corporate earnings must perform flawlessly.

Growth Pains: Water, Roads and Housing

Over the last decade, more than 800,000 people have moved to Colorado, putting pressure on the state's roads and bridges and causing housing prices to skyrocket. And the scramble to build more housing has stressed the state's water supply.

Private Landowners Poised to Make (Not Break) Sage-Grouse Recovery

Reduced support for conservation under the next Farm Bill will mean reduced protection for critical sage-grouse habitat, which does not bode well for producers or the sage-grouse and may unnecessarily increase regulatory risk.

What Does China Have to Do With Recent Changes in U.S. Mortgage Rates?

It is important to emphasize that the federal reserve does not control interest rates.

2017 Ends on a Positive Note

Monthly indicators from Summit Economics show salary job growth rate and more.

Drawing Conclusions: More Women Calling the Shots

Nationally, the number of woman-owned firms increased by 114 percent from 1997 to 2017, compared with a 44 percent increase among all businesses.
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