Educational policy changes can translate into long-term shifts in a region’s economy.
If Colorado’s high school graduates obtained the level of post-secondary education considered necessary to meet future demand, the investment in the education system would add an additional $12.5 billion to the state’s economy over 10 years, according to a study released by Colorado Succeeds and Common Sense Policy Roundtable that used REMI economic modeling.
REMI will be hosting a guest webinar presentation on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST by Chris Brown, Director of Policy and Research at the Common Sense Policy Roundtable, who will discuss the report, titled “What if Colorado Schools Were No. 1? – A Business Guide for Colorado’s Next Governor.”
For his presentation, Mr. Brown will describe how the study’s authors simulated what would happen if educational attainment matched its future workforce needs. He will review the findings from the report, and consider approaches for evaluating the relationship between educational policies and an economy.
Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for Q&A.