Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Western Slope economic recovery lagging

Although Colorado is showing a weak recovery from the recession, the Western Slope’s economic forecast is bleak, state economists told lawmakers Monday.

The state’s energy industry has slowly expanded over the past year, but not enough to offset that drag, she said.

Regardless of an increase in the number of active wells in Colorado, the forecasters said the Western Slope continues to lag behind the rest of the state in terms of jobs, consumer spending and the real estate market. Read More -

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