Minimum Wage Impact Report
On September 13th, 2016 the Colorado Women's College, in collaboration with The Women's Foundation of Colorado, released a seminal, nonpartisan study titled "The Impact of a $12.00 Minimum Wage on Women in Colorado." This study examines the potential impacts of an increase in the minimum wage for Colorado women and their families. Among key findings, the report predicts that the Colorado Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow by $400 million, and incomes will increase for 20% of households in Colorado.
Please visit the links below for more information:
- Two-page Executive Summary
- Full 2016 Report
- September Press Release
- Media coverage:
- The Denver Post: Minimum Wage Hike Will Help Colorado Economy, According to DU Study
- 9News: DU--Minimum Wage Hike Would Help Economy
- DENVER7: Governor Hickenlooper Is Sympathetic to Proposed Minimum Wage Hike; Study Says It Will Benefit Colo.
- Denver Business Journal: Studies Refute Claim that Colorado Minimum-Wage Hike Will Cost Jobs
- The Gazette (Colorado Springs): Minimum Wage Hike Will Help Colorado Economy, According to DU Study
- Westword: Would a Minimum Wage Hike to $12 by 2020 Help Colorado?
- DU Newsroom: DU Studies Impact of Increasing Minimum Wage in Colorado