The Centennial State, famous for its stunning mountain scenery and strong agriculture sector, is improving its job numbers and fiscal health.  But Colorado has not fully recovered from the Great Recession.  Funding for education continues to grow, and public pension costs remain a long-term risk for the state budget.  Colorado’s rich natural resources—including public lands, water, wildlife, and minerals draw visitors, investment, and new residents.

BY THE NUMBERS
  • $24.6 billion the gap in public pension funding as of 2014

  • 26.8 days approximate duration of the state's rainy day fund as of 2015

  • 58,000 size, in acres, of Colorado’s Continental Divide, which would be protected under legislation pending in Congress

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