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

Pathways to Prosperity Blog Series:  The Importance of Productivity, Wages and Shared Prosperity

November 15, 2017
But what do we mean by “widespread prosperity?” Widespread or “shared” prosperity means that everyone has the opportunity to become economically successful.

New Blog Series: The Real Path to State Prosperity

September 11, 2017
Business rankings have long been used as a method to examine which states are implementing policies that court and help thriving businesses and ultimately the state’s overall economic prosperity. Chambers of Commerce, elected offiicials, and economic development agencies often use… read more

Tax Breaks for Working Families Face Dire Cuts in President’s Proposed Budget

June 27, 2017
The federal EITC and CTC are facing major cuts in the president's proposed budget, which will have dire consequences for low- to moderate-income individuals and families, especially undocumented communities.

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.
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