And it shows that the state and the metro area “may be moving past what is termed a ‘boom and bust’ economy, which are cycles characterized by extremely rapid economic expansion, in many cases based in one industry, followed by rapid and extended contractions,” according to Patty Silverstein, chief economist for the Metro Denver EDC.
MetroDenver EDC is a member of the Ports-to-Plains Alliance. While this study focuses on Colorado and its competitors, the data for each state is included for each category. It is definitely worth some review time.
The last section of the study looks directly at infrastructure including Federal Highway Funding per Capita and Highway Performance.
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October 24, 2012
Colorado ranks among the top 10 states for employment growth and economic outlook, but continues to rank near the bottom in terms of education funding, according to an annual competitiveness report released Wednesday by the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.
This year’s version of “Toward a More Competitive Colorado” said the state ranks among the top 10 in categories such as economic outlook (eighth), highly educated (third), employment growth (ninth), entrepreneurial activity (fourth) and venture capital investment (third)…
Full Report (11 mb)