Small businesses: Majority would let high income tax cuts expire

RBC I The politically charged debate over high-income tax cuts is reaching a fever pitch, and the question being asked in Colorado and across the nation is whether small businesses’ hiring ability will suffer if these cuts expire at the end of the year. Recently released scientific opinion polling shows what real small business owners […]

Exports push states economic indicator higher

RBC I For the 28th straight month, the overall index for the mountain states region, a leading economic indicator for the three-state area of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, advanced above growth neutral 50.0.

Customer demand, not regulations, are the problem

RBC I Small business owners nationwide say their main concern is weak customer demand, not regulations, according to independent opinion polling released today.

Beef leads growth in Colo. exports

RBC I Compared to 2010, Colorado’s exports of agricultural products increased 23 percent in the first nine months of 2011 to $967 million, led by increases in beef, hides, dairy, grains and processed foods. 

Bankers comment on economy, bailout

Foreclosures remain status quo, buck national trend

RBC — County Treasurer Karen Arnold gave the quarterly trustee report at the April 28 meeting of the Rio Blanco County commissioners. In spite of national trends in the housing market, Arnold said Rio Blanco County has been, “staying about status quo.”