We believe sound fiscal and economic research is essential to uphold Colorado’s economic vitality, future, and individual opportunity.
As a non-profit free-enterprise think tank dedicated to the protection and promotion of Colorado’s economy, our mission is to research and promote common sense solutions for the most pressing public policy issues facing Colorado. We examine the economic impact of policies, initiatives, and proposed laws by employing dynamic modeling that accurately measures the impact of each measure on the Colorado economy and individual opportunity. To fully achieve our mission, we actively promote these solutions through the education of policy experts, lawmakers, community leaders, and the general public.
We were founded in 2010 by a concerned group of business and civic leaders that saw divisive partisanship was overwhelming the issues, and objective economic analysis was not being presented to lawmakers and voters empowering them to make fact-based and common sense decisions.
- FREE ENTERPISE
Common sense policies should govern market structures with minimal interference while promoting ideas to flourish through competition and protecting individual rights.
- ECONOMIC VITALITY
Promote or create a foundation of thoughtful policies for Colorado’s economic vitality with a diversity of businesses to enhance the overall quality of life for all Coloradans.
- INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITY
Enable opportunity for individuals and families to prosper, grow, and make Colorado home. We all should be afforded the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.
- DYNAMIC RESEARCH
Provide research that is based on fact and connects us through a diverse and dynamic economy. Policy changes can often have broad and long-term ripple effects. We utilize dynamic economic models, and other tools, to simulate economic impact scenarios across Colorado’s economy.
- NON PARTISANSHIP
We believe it is critical to work across the aisles on positive solutions to address Colorado’s biggest challenges.