Colorado Government

Information from the State of Colorado

Section One

The sites on this page will help researchers with starting or adapting their businesses.

  • Business & Employers. Colorado.
    Topics are divided by: starting a business, incentives & tax credits, audits, online tools, recruiting/hiring, labor laws, layoffs & separations, and workers' compensation.
  • Business Organizations. Colorado Secretary of State.
    Especially useful for obtaining and filing business forms. Divided by: search & file, services, news, help & resources.
  • Business Center.  Poudre River Public Library.
    Of special interest to Fort Collins and area entrepreneurs. Includes Job & Career Center and Nonprofit Resources. Research is divided into: starting a business, industry research, and community workshops. See also the CSU Libraries guide, useful for CSU affiliates and others: Company Information and Industry Research.
  • Economic Outlook. Institute for Economic Inquiry. Heider College of Business. Creighton University.
    Search within the site for Colorado economic news.
  • Forecast. Colorado Legislative Council.
    "The Economics staff forecasts state General Fund and cash fund revenue quarterly. These revenue forecasts are used to develop the state budget, monitor state spending in relation to revenue, and determine and report the amount of excess state revenue under TABOR and Referendum C." Forecasts from 2000 onwards online.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
    "The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system." Information about deposit insurance, consumer protection, industry analysis, regulations & examinations, institution & asset sales, news & events, and about FDIC.
  • FDIC State Profiles
    Up-to-date economic reports on Colorado. Click on the state image or name (access other  US states here as well).
  • Quick Guide to Colorado State Government Statistical Information. Colorado Department of Education.
    "Business and Economics" is listed alphabetically.
  • Links to State Information by Subject. Colorado Department of Education.
    "Business and Economics" has resource guide, records, economic development, key industries, and more.

Section 2

Business in Colorado. Colorado Office of Economic & International Trade.

Menus for living in Colorado, key industries, site selection, funding & incentives, and international business. Page topics include: small business, rankings and statistics, workforce, incentives & financing, taxes, occupational license database, infrastructure, outdoor recreation industry, minority owned businesses, legislative climate, and leadership.

Colorado Business Economic Outlook. Leeds School of Business. University of Colorado Boulder. Business Research Division. 2003- .  HC 107 .C6 C63 Morgan. See also online: Colorado Business Economic Outlook 2016; (PDF) Outlook 2015 (PDF); Outlook 2014 (PDF); etc. See addition economic forecasts on the Economics page on Office of State Planning & Budgeting Colorado site..

Annual narrative and statistical compilation.

Colorado Economic Perspective. Office of State Planning and Budgeting. 1990/91-2002. GOV3.12/  Colorado Docs

Annual review and economic projections. See below, Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting for more recent years.

State of Colorado, Division of Real Estate Manual. Department of Regulatory Agencies; compiled under the auspices of the Colorado Real Estate Commissioners. 1993, 1995-2007; 2009, 2015. HD 266 .C6A57 latest year in Ref; earlier years in Morgan. Also online Abridged Real Estate Manual.

Annual compilation of  laws and regulations. Purchase complete version online (appears not to be available as of 12/15, but is a pre-order). "The Manual benefits new applicants for licensure as well as existing real estate brokers, appraisers, and other real estate professionals by providing current relevant statutes and requirements for practicing in Colorado. It also includes current Division of Real Estate rules and position statements for brokers, appraisers, mortgage loan originators, and conservation easements."

Directory of Colorado Manufacturers. 1958,1960-1963,1966-1977,1979-1983/1984,1986/1987-1988,1992-1993,1995-1996/1997,1999/2000,2002.  T12 .C6 Morgan

Not purchased by CSU or others in Prospector for over a decade.

Economic Development Databook. Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade Research and Special Projects Division. 1999-2011. GOV34/ 10.10/  latest in Doc Ref; earlier years in Colorado Docs. Current Databooks on Tenth District Economic Databooks page of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City--includes Colorado.

Annual data emphasizing key economic indicators. Unemployment rates, civilian labor force,  payroll employment, labor force dynamics, payroll employment by industry, nominal income growth, real average hourly wage, housing topics, energy activity, global exports, and more. Some data is seasonally adjusted. Sign up to receive e-mail alerts for The Colorado Economic Databook and/or other publications each month via link on main page.

Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB).

Governor's budget request, overview, contingent budget requests, and forecasts. Colorado Economic Forecast archive 2007- .

Fort Collins Trends. City of Fort Collins Planning Dept. 1990-2006.  HC 108 .F67F68 Morgan

Fort Collins data compiled by the city government. See also Demographic Information on the City of Fort Collins Web site which has links to regional demographic data.

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