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2023 Boulder Economic Forecast Program

The Economic Forecast is an annual economic and business outlook event featuring nationally-recognized economists who highlight the most up-to-date economic statistics and trends for the Boulder area.     VIEW  PDF This year, attendees will see presentations from nationally recognized economists Brian Lewandowski and Dr. Richard Wobbekind highlighting the most up-to-date economic statistics and trends …

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Successful Launch: Boulder Area Manufacturing Sector Partnership

On November 30, the Boulder Area successfully launched its newly formed manufacturing sector partnership. This partnership include industry leaders from Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont, and surrounding communities. What is a Sector Partnership? Sector partnerships are partnerships of business leaders, from the same industry and in a shared labor market region, who work with education, workforce development, …

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The Nature of Boulder’s Outdoor Industry

When researching Colorado, and Boulder in particular, one inevitably finds statements about our high quality of life. Further, Boulder’s thriving outdoor industry is a major contributor to our local economy.

Boulder’s Photonics Industry Shines Bright

From the development of the barcode scanner to the high-resolution cameras in our mobile devices, photonics technology is all around us. Optical components and subsystems permeate nearly all technology fields, including aerospace, medicine, telecommunications, construction, and entertainment. And beyond their daily applications, lasers are uniquely suited to investigate the mysteries of the universe, improve communications, and spawn …

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Start Me Up! Boulder’s Unique Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Thoughts from Scott Sternberg, Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council Oh, the joy of returning to social circles! When my friends and family get together, we often discuss and/or debate current events, politics, literature, sports and, of course, who is the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time. At this point, I usually find myself …

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Out of This World: Boulder’s Aerospace Industry

Thoughts from Scott Sternberg, Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council As a child, if you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was simple: an astronaut. There were NASA posters on my bedroom wall, I built and launched model rockets from my backyard, and it seemed that every Halloween I …

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Boulder’s Quality of Life Sciences

Thoughts from Scott Sternberg, Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council Early in my career I spent a great amount of time peering through a research-grade optical microscope. The startup I was with had an innovative idea: take the same digital cameras that were being used on the world’s largest telescopes to investigate outer space and place …

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The Impact of Data

Thoughts from Scott Sternberg, Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council Considering the recent severe weather plaguing the country, I thought I would draw a comparison between atmospheric observations and economic data. Both represent the traditional Data-to-Information-to-Action-to-Impact line of reasoning. We have used this exact approach to map out recovery initiatives targeted at those industries and businesses …

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2021 Boulder Economic Forecast

Plan for the year ahead by learning about the latest economic trends for Boulder and the metro region at the Boulder Economic Forecast on January 28. Nationally-renowned CU Boulder economists Brian Lewandowski and Dr. Richard Wobbekind will present on key indicators and metrics to provide you with the most up-to-date insights on Boulder’s economy. Get …

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Boulder Chamber Names New Executive Director of Boulder Economic Council

After an extensive search that engaged a wide diversity of Boulder Chamber stakeholders and Boulder Economic Council (BEC) leadership, the Boulder Chamber is pleased to announce Scott Sternberg, former president of Vaisala Inc., as the next Executive Director of the Boulder Economic Council and Associate Vice President for Economic Vitality. Sternberg comes to this new …

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