While most in the ski town are cautiously optimistic about Vail's arrival, others are fearful it will cause a real estate boom that will squeeze them out.
Colorado's economy is growing faster than almost every other state in the nation with the GDP expanding 3 percent in the first quarter of 2018.
Places like Denver, Aurora, Douglas County, even Sterling, need firefighters, plumbers, chemists, mechanics and police officers
“It can be a little bit of a scary time for an operator,” says Phillip Dunning, an analyst with Littleton-based Drillinginfo.
Out on Colorado's plains, the Lincoln Community Hospital is the lifeblood of the region — and the only care center in a 75-mile radius.
The holiday shopping season looks good for retailers, despite the challenges.
- “[Colorado] will be one of the top 10, maybe even a top 5 growth state in 2017," says Rich Wobbekind of the CU Business Research Division.Read more
- Now federal officials will consider the industry when they calculate the gross domestic product nationally.Read more