Economic Prosperity

mom-babyBroadly shared prosperity results when we deliberately invest in the people and structures that form the foundation of a strong economy. CFI creates and promotes better tools to measure real economic growth and advances policy solutions that encourage greater opportunity, equity and prosperity for all Coloradans. 

Economic Prosperity Reports

Increasing access to driver’s licenses is good for Colorado’s economy

March 31, 2017
Today, the House Appropriations Committee voted on House Bill 17-1206, passing the bill out of committee and to the House floor. This bill will broaden the forms of identification that can be used by undocumented immigrants to acquire a driver’s… read more

The truth about taxes in Colorado

January 14, 2015
Who really pays a greater share of their income in taxes in Colorado? The rich or the poor? We answered this question by using the latest data from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

January Jobs Report: Employment picture still mixed for Colorado; More jobs created, but they’re lower-paying ones

January 29, 2014
As expected, the President’s State of the Union address highlighted policies that create good jobs, reduce income inequality and foster economic opportunity for all. Any ideas to build out the middle class, address wage stagnation and create ladders of opportunity for all Americans can’t come a moment too soon as just released employment statistics for the states show.

What you need to know about income inequality in Colorado

January 29, 2014
CFI's Economist Chris Stiffler has written a brief on income inequality in Colorado. It's only three pages, but it sums up historical trends in Colorado and how we fare in comparison to the rest of the nation.

Measuring economic well-being: Why GDP is the wrong metric

January 13, 2014
Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, tells us a lot about what an economy produces and how much. But what does it tell us about whether most people are better off, economically speaking?
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