Author: Stephan Weiler

Redi Reports

With the Rocky Mountains as such a popular vacation destination, short-term rentals have been a part of Colorado for a long time. Stress on the housing supply may be making it difficult for lower-income individuals and families to find housing in mountain communities. Short-term rentals being so readily available increases the demand for housing with an already limited supply.…

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As the first state to adopt legal recreational marijuana, Colorado has served as the proverbial canary in the coal mine for this process. From January 2014 through February 2020, approximately $2.1 billion dollars of recreational marijuana revenue was taken in by dispensaries in Denver County. We estimate that approximately 2% of the observed growth in the mean value of Denver County single-family homes in the above period is associated with legalized recreational marijuana revenue generated in that time.…

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REDI and its partners were awarded a $750,000 grant to support economic development in Colorado The grant will establish an EDA University Center (UC) at Colorado State University (CSU). The UC will conduct research, provide technical assistance, and share data for equitable The Regional Economic Development Institute (REDI@CSU) in partnership with the Institute for Entrepreneurship (I4E) and CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension (OEE) has been awarded a significant grant from the U.S.…

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Based on a 1% tax rate, a tourism support fee can potentially generate over $1million in annual tax revenue. To foster economic diversification, we recommend that Clear Creek County establish a loan fund from a tourism support fee to encourage entrepreneurship. Clear Creek County’s natural amenities have the potential to attract highly skilled remote workers.…

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We propose the use of nonemployer establishment data as an approximation of the “gig” economy. The Great Recession that began in 2007 made the rise of the gig economy particularly pronounced, as the growth of nonemployer establishments dramatically outpaced traditional employer establishments. In contrast, the 2001 recession had little impact on employer establishment growth.…

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The Great Recession caused an unprecedented downturn in employer startups. The “startup slowdown” shifts job generation away from dynamic, young businesses, increasing the economy’s reliance on existing establishments to expand. The downturn in startups also contributes to a decrease in economic dynamism, a crucial source of market information for future entrepreneurs.…

Webinars

Colorado Humanities and the Regional Economic Development Institute at Colorado State University feature panelists Dr. Stephan Weiler, Elizabeth Garner, Kat Papenbrock, Dr. Michael Seman, and Greg Thomason discussing the challenges in economic innovation faced by rural Coloradans, never more so than during the COVID era. Moderated by Dr.…
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