Colorado businesses optimistic about pandemic recovery, as federal unemployment ends in 7 weeks

How optimistic are you about Colorado’s economic recovery? If you were one of the 250 business leaders surveyed for the University of Colorado business school’s recent quarterly economic report, your optimism was at “a record high.”

The explanation? 

“It was around the reopening of the economy, the vaccination rate and demand,” said Brian Lewandowski, executive director of Leeds Business Research Division at the University of Colorado that was behind the latest quarterly Colorado Business Review survey. “But more people typed ‘demand’ than I’ve ever seen used in a general survey like this.”

That would be demand for the company’s services or products. The economic optimism shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. COVID-19 cases have been on the decline and vaccinations are widely available now. More people are working again and spending money. Nearly half of the respondents surveyed credited “normalization of activities.” 


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