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How to get there: Local economists have ideas for stimulating job growth

While Mayor Steve Bach won’t talk about his plans for job creation, local economists have ideas of their own. “I’m intrigued by some of the options,” Tom Binnings, partner at Summit Economics, said. “I think the EDC historically has targeted the right industries — the high-tech, high-paying jobs. But maybe there are some ‘sleepers’ we… Continue Reading How to get there: Local economists have ideas for stimulating job growth

U.S. builders barely increased their spending on construction projects in March after two straight months of declines. A pickup in single-family home construction and commercial projects offset a steep drop in state and local government building. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that construction spending ticked up 0.1 percent. The small March gain left construction spending… Continue Reading U.S. construction spending barely increased in March

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Economists say Colorado jobs forecast brighter

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Colorado economists say the state’s job prospects may be doing better than people think. University of Colorado economist Richard Wobbekind says Colorado will see job growth of as many as 25,000 jobs this year, more than double the forecast from just three months ago. Patty Silverstein, an economist and president of Littleton’s Development Research Partners,… Continue Reading Economists say Colorado jobs forecast brighter

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