Unformatted text preview: continue to attract skilled labor,
entrepreneurs, and thought leaders that will help
give the state a competitive advantage in an evermore competitive landscape. < 109 2012 Colorado Business Economic Outlook Around the Region A long with Colorado, the neighboring states
of Arizona, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New
Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, make up the western
region. This section compares economic activity in
2010 as measured by total employment, employment growth, unemployment rate, average annual
pay, and GDP in these states and in some of their
top metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).
The recent recession caused every state in the
region to suffer employment losses that nearly
overwhelmed the gains from 2001-2010. Montana,
Wyoming, and Utah had annual growth rates in
excess of 1%, while Arizona, Nebraska, and New
Mexico gained less than 1% annually. Colorado’s
annual growth was flat, and Kansas recorded a
net loss of jobs. Regarding MSAs, Grand Junction and Greeley experienced the most robust annual
growth, 1.5% and 1.1%...
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