stop digging, public investments

Stop Digging: Colorado Needs Strong Public Investments

We need serious proposals that will ensure economic growth for every Coloradan, not bumper-sticker bills designed to make out-of-state funders happy. Our message to legislators is ‘put down the shovel.’

2018 Legislative Watch List: Colorado Two-Generation Policies

As we seek to make economic mobility for every Coloradan a reality, two-generation policies will be crucial to that mission. Here, we identify the bills being considered during the 2018 legislative session that focus on both children and parents.

automation

Automation in Colorado: Preparing for the Future of Work

Automation could affect a total of 1.1 million Coloradans, or 41 percent of the total workforce, as they work in occupations judged as high risk of being automated.

Guide to Economic Mobility in Colorado

We can raise the economic floor, build a diverse and thriving middle class, and embrace innovation in Colorado, but we need facts and ideas to change our trajectory. This guide provides just that.

postsecondary education

Early Childhood & Postsecondary Education Advance Economic Mobility

From costs to accessibility, we offer analysis and recommendations for how to make early childhood and postsecondary education work better for Colorado families.

Will Self-Driving Cars Kill Colorado Jobs?

As more automated vehicles hit the road, what does this mean for those who drive for a living? 

Testimony: Support SB17-118 Greater Transparency on Private Occupational Schools

The bottom line is this: Coloradans need postsecondary training and credentials to enter or stay in the middle class.

2017 Opportunity Handbook

In an effort to inform effort to expand opportunity in Colorado, we have compiled a report focusing on some of the important levers to economic mobility.

Two-Generation

Bound to Succeed: Two-Generation Approaches to Education in Colorado

Our research report discusses an important emerging strategy that helps low- to moderate-income families move out of poverty, known as a two-generation approach. 

Testimony: Support HB16-1196 for ASPIRE Colorado Pilot Program

Based on research, the college savings accounts that will be established through the pilot program authorized in HB16-1196 will help expand the number of Coloradans from low-to moderate-income families who enroll in and complete college.