Despite headwinds, manufacturing shows growth

Broomfield

Despite the headwinds created by the pandemic, with workplace health challenges, with supply chains disrupted worldwide and an economic slowdown at the beginning of the health crisis, manufacturing managed to keep growing. Most categories of manufacturing saw year-over-year increases in activity. Exports from Colorado were up during 2020, and employment remained more stable than might … Continued

Hospitality venues rebound from pandemic closures

Broomfield

One by one, hotels, event venues, restaurants and tourist destinations are coming back from the pandemic-induced closures and reductions in operations. Perhaps no industry took a more direct hit from the pandemic than the hospitality industry. Suffice it to say, new hotel developments were not in the cards for much of the pandemic, but now … Continued

Region shifts from jobless surge to labor shortages

Broomfield

A year ago we wrote: “What a difference a day can make. Or a virus. Colorado businesses in virtually every sector of the economy went from crying about being unable to hire enough people to propel continued growth to, almost overnight, laying off and furloughing people at levels not seen since the Great Depression.” Indeed, … Continued

Greeley, Weld dominate agriculture sector

Broomfield

Corn, wheat, hemp, cattle, sheep, chickens, dairy — and multiple other agricultural endeavors including processing of such products — make Weld County the top ag county in Colorado and one of the top counties in the nation for its ag operations. And while those ag operations have sustained the economy of the county for generations, … Continued

Region’s aerospace players have role in largest discoveries

Broomfield

In July, people around the globe were greeted by a dazzling photograph, the first of its kind, of what scientists described as images of the origins of the universe. The satellite, more than a million miles from Earth, transmitted an image captured by photographic gear included on a Northrop Grumman satellite commissioned by NASA’s Goddard … Continued