An Economic Powerhouse

October 16, 2017

A recently released study shows the economic impact of retirement distributions made by Colorado PERA to retirees living in Colorado topped $6 billion in 2016—an increase of $1 billion in just two years. The study, conducted by Pacey Economics in Boulder, said that PERA distributions “provide reliable, predictable income allowing for an ‘automatic stabilizing effect’ on state, regional and local economies, especially in economic downturns.” Refer to the graphic below for highlights of the study.