Colorado Futures Center

Independent, nonpartisan and academically grounded input on a broad range of issues related to the economic health of the state of Colorado.

favicon-iPhone-RetinaThe Colorado Futures Center at Colorado State University, provides vital research and analysis of public policies impacting Colorado’s future and quality of life.

As an independent, nonpartisan and academically grounded organization, we provide input on a broad range of issues related to the economic health of the state of Colorado.

The Colorado Futures Center fits within CSU’s commitment to excellence, setting the standard for public research universities in teaching, research, service and extension for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado, the United States and the world. In support of that mission, the Colorado Futures Center produces research to help Colorado’s citizens and leaders make decisions that strengthen the state’s economy and quality of life.

Research on the Colorado economy

The Publicazation Of Private Business

December 14th, 2016|0 Comments

For the past few decades, many people have been interested in “privatizing” certain government operations and functions by contracting with [...]

Assessing the Economic and Budgetary Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Colorado

April 26th, 2016|0 Comments

In 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed, and Gov. Hickenlooper signed, Senate Bill (SB) 13-200 authorizing the expansion of Medicaid [...]

Measuring the Impact of Tax and Expenditure Limits on Public School Finance in Colorado

August 24th, 2015|0 Comments

More than 80 percent of Coloradans pay more in school property taxes than they would if voters had never enacted [...]

The 2013 Colorado Sustainability Study

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

The Colorado Sustainability Study released December 3, 2013 reveals the budgetary health of the state of Colorado through the year 2030. [...]