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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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