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Unformatted text preview: rly 12% of the nation’s GDP. However, U.S. manufacturing competitiveness is not a given and will rely on competitive tax policies, a constructive regulatory environment, workforce development, sound infrastructure, research and development expertise, and technological innovation. With continued and enhanced focus in these areas, Colorado also has the potential to expand its Manufacturing Sector. < 39 2012 Colorado Business Economic Outlook Trade, Transportation, and Utilities T he Trade, Transportation, and Utilities Sector is the largest provider of jobs in Colorado. Improving wholesale and retail sales helped increase the number of jobs in the sector by 1.2% in 2011, to a total of 402,500. Slower gains in wholesale and retail, and continued weakness in transportation are expected to hold job gains to 0.6% in 2012. Wholesale In 2011, Colorado’s Wholesale Trade Sector employed more than 92,000 workers, most of whom worked for merchant wholesalers (i.e., firms that sell to retail outlets). These firms provide 90% of all wholesale jobs. Firms selling durable goods, particularly comput...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2013 for the course MGMT 231 taught by Professor Yu during the Spring '13 term at Bauder.

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