Data & Reports

Various reports produced by the Boulder Economic Council to showcase the economic vitality of Boulder and the surrounding region.

LifeScience Workforce Development Group engages industry to explore talent needs

On April 18, the LifeScience Workforce Development Group of Boulder held its BioBoost event — convening industry leaders in LifeSciences — to explore the talent needs of companies engaged with drugs and pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and research and testing. The LifeScience Workforce Development Group is comprised of educators, workforce professionals, and industry leaders focused on

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Industry Leaders Look Towards Innovative Manufacturing Solutions

Advanced manufacturing in Boulder continues to evolve with sector partnership work.  On Tuesday, March 13th, the Boulder Area Manufacturing Sector Partnership convened at Veolia Water Technologies and Solutions. This meeting focused primarily on the future of manufacturing in Colorado and how industry can better prepare for optimal growth opportunities.   About Veolia Water Technologies and

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Unwrapping the Holiday Employment Landscape

  Unwrapping the Holiday Employment Landscape The holiday season is upon us. Stockings are being stuffed and Menorah’s are being lit. As we shift into holiday gear, the retail service sector in Boulder is currently witnessing a surge in demand, leading to a corresponding uptick in hiring. From retail salespeople to package delivery hires, holiday

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Arts and Economic Vitality in Boulder

  Background In economics, analysts, theorists, and students often overlook what truly drives an economy. While economic activity can be represented by supply and demand graphs or neatly summarized by the sum of consumption, investment, and government spending, these models tell an incomplete story. The places where people spend money and the factors that attract

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Boulder’s Semiconductor Industry

  Background In August 2022, President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law, where CHIPS stands for “Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors.” This legislation allocated $280 billion in tech funding, with a significant portion, $53 billion, directed towards strengthening the nation’s semiconductor industry. This emphasis on semiconductor funding was a strategic response to

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The AI Revolution — How vulnerable is Boulder?

  Part 1: Introduction This report centers around AI and its effects on employment and labor markets. Both the risk and opportunities AI presents are considered. Part one introduces AI and explores the ways it can affect the job market. Part two explores Boulder’s exposure to AI through labor market data. In part three competing

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Q2:2023 Boulder Jobs Report

  Introduction Using the Colorado Chamber of Commerce with Aspen Tech Labs second quarter jobs report and augmenting it with region specific data powered by Lightcast this report intends to provide granular data (augmented with analysis) on Boulder’s job market as of June 2023. Summary Boulder’s job market remains strong in a time of great

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Aging Boulder: Demographic Change and Workforce Needs

Introduction The rapid aging of populations is a global phenomenon that has far-reaching implications for societies and communities worldwide. Boulder is not immune to this demographic shift. The purpose of this report is to delve into the dynamics of Boulder’s aging population, shedding light on the key trends, challenges, and opportunities that arise as the

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