The entire northern Front Range, especially metro Denver, was a hot spot coming out of the Great Recession, drawing in young workers from all over the country and powering one of the fastest-growing economies of any region in the years before the pandemic. But that important driver of growth looks like it has stalled and even reversed.

Colorado may have both welcomed and feared the disproportionate flow of new residents last decade. But this decade it will need to find a way to attract its share from a shrinking pool of new workers, and early on it looks like it is falling behind.

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