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Creating Stackable Credential Programs

This study outlines steps taken in the financial services stackable credentials program, but the lessons learned are transferable across a number of industries. The work here helps Colorado build a more equitable workforce and future.

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Colorado’s Bumpy Road to Recovery

As Colorado continues to address COVID-19 impacts, we also need to plan for a recovery that better positions us for the future. Colorado still has a long way to go in employment and worker safety, public fiscal strength, health, consumer protection and financial empowerment, housing, and business recovery.

Colorado’s Racial Wealth Gap: Wages & Labor

The final brief in the Bell’s current racial wealth gap series examines the reality of wages and occupations by race in Colorado and how the history of American labor relations has shaped this reality.

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Lasting Damage: COVID-19’s Toll on Colorado’s Strapped State Budget

This in-depth blog outlines the economic conditions that are forcing false choices and deep cuts that will lead to lost opportunities for Coloradans, exacerbate and increase inequities, and lead to future costs far greater than those of prevention.