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June forecast shows continued growth for Colorado economy

June forecast shows continued growth for Colorado economy

    DENVER — The Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) released the June forecast showing stronger than expected revenue growth. Strong wage growth is driving continued consumer spending, sustaining our economic expansion. However, trade conflicts pose a risk to Colorado’s economy, as recently proposed escalations could result in higher prices for domestic consumers and […]

Lamar, One of Several S.E. CO Towns Nominated by OEDIT

Lamar, One of Several S.E. CO Towns Nominated by OEDIT

Gov. Hickenlooper and the Colorado Office of Economic Development announce five Opportunity Zone nominations for Southeast Colorado DENVER – March 23, 2018 – Gov. John Hickenlooper, along with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), today announced the nomination of 126 Opportunity Zones across the state that will be eligible for new […]

Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees

Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees

  Several revenue projections were discussed before the Granada Trustees arrived at a fee increase for use of the landfill during their monthly meeting, September 13th.   One trustee was absent from the meeting but it was a unanimous vote to raise the monthly fee to $15 from the previous $4 paid by an estimated 240 […]

Colorado Employment Situation for June, 2017

Colorado Employment Situation for June, 2017

Employers in Colorado added 6,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,647,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,100 and government increased 400. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from May to June at 2.3 percent. The number […]

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2017

Employers in Colorado added 1,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,635,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 3,600 and government decreased 1,800. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point in April to 2.3 percent. […]

Colorado Employment Situation for December, 2016

Total nonfarm payroll jobs declined 4,000 from November to December to 2,627,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 3,700 and government decreased 300. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in December to 3.0 percent. The number of people actively […]

State Revenue Forecast Shows Steady Performance

  DENVER — Tuesday, December 20, 2016 — The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today released its quarterly economic and revenue forecast. Overall economic activity has improved in Colorado compared with 2015 and early 2016, and the expansion is expected to continue at a moderate pace. The large drop in spending and […]

State Revenue Forecast Shows Solid Performance

  DENVER — Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 — The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today released its quarterly economic forecast. State General Fund revenue is projected to increase 4.5 percent in FY 2016-17; the forecast is lower relative to June’s projections by $160.6 million, or 1.5 percent. “Economic expansion is expected to […]

“State Minimum Wage” Makes Colorado Ballot

DENVER, Aug. 11, 2016 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that the proposed ballot measure “State Minimum Wage” will be on the ballot this November. The proposed constitutional amendment would boost Colorado’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. Backers of No. 101 submitted their petitions to the Secretary of State’s […]

Colorado Employment Situation In July, 2016

Colorado Employment Situation In July, 2016

Employers in Colorado added 14,000 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,616,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 11,100 and government increased 2,900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in July to 3.8 percent. […]

Unofficial Primary Election Results for June 28th

Unofficial Primary Election Results for June 28th

These are the unofficial voting numbers for Prowers County and a partial listing of the statewide contests for elected seats of interest.  The Prowers County voter turnout was 42.68% from 1,754 votes cast out of a total voting population of 4,110. For Prowers County Commissioner, Wendy Buxton Andrade ran unopposed for District 3 on the […]

Colorado Employment Situation For May 2016

Colorado Employment Situation For May 2016

  Employers in Colorado added 300 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,593,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 500 and government increased 800. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased three-tenths of a percentage point in May to 3.4 […]

From Taxes to Liquor, a Crowded Ballot Could Await Colorado Voters

  DENVER, May 19, 2016 — Ethics, elections and oil-and-gas are among the issues that could be on the November ballot. Colorado allows citizens to put issues on the ballot after going through a process that includes reviews by staffers with the Secretary of State, the attorney general and Legislative Legal Services. These reviews do […]