Colorado work policies

Colorado Work Policies: Adapting How We Work

From how we pay workers to how we support them, Colorado work policies need to evolve so Coloradans can advance economically. Here our recommendations on how to do that.

Colorado's demographics

Colorado’s Demographics: An Older, More Diverse State

Because Colorado's demographics affect so much of how our state operates, it’s imperative to recognize how these elements play into the vision of economic opportunity.

Infographic: Millennials, Money, & Debt

Millennials are living paycheck to paycheck, making saving and paying down debt not an easy task.

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? 

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.

retirement in colorado

Report: Solutions to Retirement Crisis

America faces a retirement crisis, as a substantial number of working families are not saving enough to meet their needs in retirement.

Colorado's Minimum Wage

Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Hurt Colorado Jobs

A recent study claimed raising Colorado's minimum wage to $12 by 2020 would result in 90,000 jobs lost; this has been debunked.

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Minimum Wage Facts

Working full time at minimum wage is not enough to support the basic cost of living in most communities in Colorado.

Splitting State Income Tax Refunds Can Help Families Build Assets

Allowing Coloradans to split their state income tax refunds and directly deposit a portion into several accounts would encourage savings overall and help low- to moderate-income families build wealth.

Colorado Workers Face a Retirement Crisis

Today, almost 900,000 Colorado private-sector workers in their prime working years are not participating in traditional pensions or 401(k)-type retirement savings plans at work.