Colorado State University is looking to pair economic research with communities around the state that need information in order to develop new economic engines.
- May 2023
- Tim Komarek
- Debt, Federal Spending
This report highlights the relative importance of federal procurement spending in the private sector across different regions of Colorado. Several Colorado counties receive a significant amount (over $3,000 per capita a year) of federal spending. The reduction in federal spending from the Budget Control Act of 2011 led to a decline of approximately 10,000 jobs and an increase in unemployment and demands on the social safety net.…