economy http://krcc.org en State Budget Forecast is Stronger than Anticipated http://krcc.org/post/state-budget-forecast-stronger-anticipated <p>Colorado lawmakers learned today that the state’s economy is stronger than expected and they’ll have more money to spend in next year’s budget.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the past few weeks, the grumblings around the state capitol were that the revenue forecast would be lower than anticipated. Instead, it’s $61 million higher.</span></p><p></p><p>“Right now you have a lot of flexibility in the budget because revenues are growing,” said Natalie Mullis, the state’s non-partisan chief economist.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:28:30 +0000 Bente Birkeland 16471 at http://krcc.org State Budget Forecast is Stronger than Anticipated Experts Examine Economic Cost of Natural Disasters http://krcc.org/post/experts-examine-economic-cost-natural-disasters <p>A new study from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business shows that it may be difficult to quantify how droughts, fires and floods are impacting the state’s economy over the long term. But it’s safe to say natural disasters are already influencing public policy and are requiring communities to shift their thinking. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.</p><p><br /><p><br /></p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:18:52 +0000 Bente Birkeland 12519 at http://krcc.org Experts Examine Economic Cost of Natural Disasters Report: State Budget Picture Unbalanced http://krcc.org/post/report-state-budget-picture-unbalanced <p></p><p>Colorado’s budget is not structurally sound, according to a new study released yesterday. Economists from Colorado State University say over the long term, the state will spend more money than it receives. As Bente&nbsp;Birkeland reports, <a href="http://www.today.colostate.edu/story.aspx?id=9431" target="_blank">the study</a> points to a number of causes.</p><p><br /><p><br /></p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:33:21 +0000 Bente Birkeland 12199 at http://krcc.org Report: State Budget Picture Unbalanced Airports Contribute $36.7 Billion Annually Statewide http://krcc.org/post/airports-contribute-367-billion-annually-statewide <p>A new study details the economic impact of regional airports on the state.&nbsp; KRCC&rsquo;s Kate Dunn reports.</p><p><a href="http://www.coloradodot.info/programs/aeronautics/Economic%20Impact%20Study" target="_blank">The study</a> comes from the Colorado Department of Transportation&rsquo;s Aeronautics Division. &nbsp;It shows while payroll and economic output continue to rise, the total number of jobs has fallen below 2003 levels.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:56:43 +0000 Kate Dunn 9855 at http://krcc.org Airports Contribute $36.7 Billion Annually Statewide Colorado's Economic Recovery http://krcc.org/post/colorados-economic-recovery <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 0, 102); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif, veranda, Veranda; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">Colorado’s economy is steadily rebounding according to the latest economic forecast. And as Bente Birkeland reports, the pace of recovery is expected to pick up next year.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:43:23 +0000 Bente Birkeland 9015 at http://krcc.org Colorado's Economic Recovery Colorado Cities Noted for Business, Careers http://krcc.org/post/colorado-cities-noted-business-careers <p></p><p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:57:09 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 6864 at http://krcc.org Colorado Cities Noted for Business, Careers