Economic Insights From the Chamber

It’s time again for our monthly update to the Economic Tracker Update. Your Fort Collins Area Chamber, working with other economic development and business support organizations across the region created a tool to track the economic recovery in Northern Colorado. This valuable resource is a set of indicators that represent critical aspects of the Larimer and Weld County economies, is based on data that is accessible in a useable format and is updated frequently with little lag time. The Economic Tracker provides great insight into the impact of the pandemic and recession on Northern Colorado.

The most recent update to the Tracker includes the following insights from our Economic Analyst, Caroline Alexander:

Here are a few takeaways:

  • The regional economy seems to be responding as the FED was hoping – job growth is slowing, wage growth is slowing, the labor and housing markets are softening but unemployment remains low.
  • As has been the case throughout the recovery period, Larimer County is at a significantly better place than it was pre-Pandemic while Weld County has still not returned to its pre-Pandemic number of jobs.

Ann Hutchison, President & CEO

February 13, 2024
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