Worried about the economy?

There has been a lot of doom and gloom in reports on the economy in the news lately. Some say that a recession is coming, and others think it may just be media hype. You can form your own opinion by reading the forecasts, and viewing the numbers in these recent reports from Colorado state agencies.

Colorado Business Economic Outlook 2008 by the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder, provides a summary of the 2007 economy, a forecast for 2008, and industry specific data analysis and insight into the key factors influencing each sector. Straight-forward and concise, these articles give a good overview of the state economy. Available in print from the Colorado State Publications Library (and coming soon to depository libraries across the state).

Colorado Economic Development Data Book, from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. A good source for statistics and information on the economy with sections on the economic base, population and demographics, employment, technology, taxes, education, cost of living/quality of life, tourism and transportation. Available in print from our library (GOV34/10.2/EC2/2007).

Focus Colorado: Economic and Revenue Forecast, 2007-2012, from the Colorado Legislative Council. Available in print at CoSPL (GA4.17).

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