Welcome to the Office of Business and Economic Research
Our role is to provide economic and demographic information about the Colorado Region 9 Economic Development District and the Four Corners Area through the collection and dissemination of economic information, analysis, and data relevant to Southwestern Colorado's business people, policy makers, academics, students, and others. In this capacity the OBER furthers the overall mission of Fort Lewis College to support the local area through knowledge of the economy and education.
The OBER publishes the quarterly Four Corners Economic Quarterly which provides articles and analysis of the local, national, and international economies and their interaction. In addition, the Office co-sponsors, with Fort Lewis College School of Business and Wells Fargo Bank, the annual Southwest Business Forum.
2017 Southwest Business Forum Presentation Links