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Since 2000, the Bell Policy Center has worked to advance economic mobility in Colorado.

Today, we seek to answer a critical question: In a state that boasts one of the best economies in the country, why do so many feel unable to get ahead? 

Despite our state’s growing prosperity, Coloradans feel stuck. To address this economic anxiety and find answers for families and communities, we have sharpened our vision to meet the moment: Our mission is to ensure economic mobility for every Coloradan.

We do this by addressing four major forces threatening economic mobility in Colorado: shifting demographics, growing inequality, lack of community investment, and technology’s effect on how we work and learn. Through our research and advocacy, we provide policymakers, advocates, and the public with reliable resources to create a practical policy agenda that raises the economic floor, builds a diverse and thriving middle class, and sparks innovative ideas to prepare us for the future.

Over the years, the Bell Policy Center has done this by fighting for TABOR reforms, new programs in our education system, higher wages for workers, advances in human services, and better consumer protections for Coloradans.

As we continue our commitment to economic mobility,
you'll find the Bell Policy Center:

In the conversation

The Bell informs and shapes the debate on economic mobility by offering research and perspective to media, partner groups, opponents, and thought leaders.  

At the ballot

Advocacy efforts led by the Bell put important policies on the ballot, giving Coloradans the power to secure economic opportunity with their votes.  

At the legislature

Elected leaders rely on the Bell’s unique insights on economic mobility, often looking to the Bell to better understand their communities’ needs. We advance legislation and assist coalition partners with their goals. 

In the community

The Bell connects with local leaders and residents from communities across Colorado through outreach events and educational meetings, and also builds strong coalitions to elevate these voices.