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Colorado’s job growth above regional, national averages

Colorado’s economy continues to add jobs at a higher rate than the rest of the Rocky Mountain states and the nation. Colorado’s economy grew nearly 2 percentage points in August, from 54.8 to 56.5, according to the Goss Institute for Economic Research. The overall business conditions index, a mathematical average of new orders, production, employment,… Continue Reading Colorado’s job growth above regional, national averages

The Mountain States region is showing signs that it could beat a double dip recession, according to the September report of the Goss Institute for Economic Research. But the business confidence index has slumped to a recessionary level, according to the report. And there are some economic indicators that are not looking great. For example,… Continue Reading Mountain States holding steady in business; confidence down

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Business orders, production of sales, employment and inventories in the Mountain States are treading slightly above growth neutral this summer but it seems confidence is slipping. About 33 percent of supply managers surveyed in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming say they expect an upturn in sales for the rest of 2011 while 14 percent expect a… Continue Reading Business in Mountain States flat, confidence down

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For the 17th consecutive month, the Business Conditions Index for the Mountain States region – Colorado, Utah and Wyoming – has been above 50.0. That score is considered growth-neutral, but an index greater than 50 indicates an economy is likely to expand during the next three to six months. In February, it rose to 59.5… Continue Reading Mountain States Index: Region poised for growth

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