Colorado Economy Is Humming Along, CU Report Says

Colorado’s economy is not just weathering the energy downturn – it’s thriving through it.

A new report from CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business paints a rosy picture for much of Colorado industry.

"We’re still outperforming the nation when it comes to economic growth, and employment growth in particular," CU economist Brian Lewandowski said. "And I think that’s just a symbol of how well other industries are doing in the state."

Tourism and professional service jobs continue to grow rapidly.

But there are potential headwinds. The strong dollar is hurting exports. Low commodity prices are hurting farmers. And events like Brexit and a slowdown in China could hurt the global economy, Colorado included.