The Colorado economy is as diverse as its people and geography. Tourists from all over the world are drawn to locations across Colorado for gorgeous scenery, unparalleled recreational opportunities, and compelling cultural experiences. Colorado’s ranching, farming, and mining industries have a proud history and are integral to the state’s communities and economic prosperity. The state’s urban Front Range, which ranges from Fort Collins south to Pueblo, boasts one of the nation’s largest financial services hubs and busiest airports. Active entrepreneurial communities and vibrant institutions of higher education span the state and buoy innovative industries such as aerospace, biochemistry, clean energy, advanced technology manufacturing, information technology, and software development.
Legislative Council Staff publishes forecasts of the Colorado and U.S. economies each March, June, September, and December. These forecasts also include updates on economic conditions in nine regions across the state. The Office of State Planning and Budgeting also publishes quarterly forecasts.