Signs of recovery

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Wayne Best, chief economist at Visa, Inc., talks about the latest statistics concerning the economy and its recovery during Monday’s Small Business Economic Road Show held at Colorado Mesa’s University Center. Best and William Dunkelberg, chief economist of the National Federation of Independent Business, spoke to the gathering of business owners, business students and entrepreneurs.


Visiting economists cite consumer demand, business optimism

The signs of self-sustaining economic recovery are taking shape across the United States and, to a lesser but real degree, in Grand Junction, two economists said Monday.
Outside of the usual threats — such as wars and natural disasters — the main threat to a recovery lies in the prospect of new rules and regulation, said William Dunkelberg, chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business, which claims 7,000 Colorado member companies, most of them in rural areas.

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