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Economists Discuss Ways to 'Keep Colorado Competitive'

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    Douglas County News Press
    Date: 
    June 1, 2020

    The economy of Denver's south metro area will look a lot like last year's, experts say, and the speed bumps to the region's growth remain present as ever.

    Colorado continues to be a national model of economic growth. The state is a leader in tech jobs and workforce education, yet it slipped nationally, from fourth to ninth in one year, in a Forbes ranking for the best places to do business. Sustaining that growth will require a look at the state's funding sources and local policies, local economists say.

    The third panelist, Skillful CEO Beth Cobert, suggested to employers in the audience to focus on skills.

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