Boulder Economic Summit: Peak Economy?
May 17, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
University Memorial Center at CU-Boulder
2016 Boulder Economic Summit: Peak Economy?
Much has changed in Boulder's economy since the Great Recession of 2007-2009. Boulder has experienced significant economic expansion, including growing consumer demand, unemployment rates approaching historic lows, shrinking housing inventory and commercial real estate vacancies, and rising prices for real estate and other services. Is our economy performing now at or near its peak? Are we operating at full or near-full capacity? The strong economy has led to many new economic opportunities for companies in Boulder and the employees who work here, but it also raises challenging consequences, such as demand for office space, people, money, and housing. It also raises the prospect of new business regulations to manage growth. Will there be a contraction anytime soon? How can we address some of the peak economy consequences? These are the kinds of questions the 2016 Boulder Economic Summit will address.
7:30 - 7:50 Registration / Breakfast
7:50 - 12:15 Boulder Economic Summit
The opening session will set the stage by highlighting the economics of a peak economy and how Boulder and the region is performing. Our feature panel will then dive deeper into the exciting opportunities our economy has generated, featuring some of the investments, acquisitions and expansions that are taking place here. The four break-out sessions will then examine the economic consequences of such a strong economy, including the need for space, people, money, and housing. We will then close the program with a plenary policy panel asking the question: Does growth pay its own way?
More details on sessions and speakers to come.
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