For a state to have a strong and thriving economy, the government needs to stay out of the way.
What does that look like?
For starters, Colorado lawmakers can influence success by cutting back occupational licensing requirements.
Licensing requirements hold back workers and raise costs for consumers.
- They create arbitrary obstacles to joining certain industries.
- They favor those with the time and resources to gain licenses.
- They box out competition for those already working in the field.
- In Colorado, licensing has cost an estimated 57,400 jobs and millions of dollars in economic losses.
Coloradans shouldn’t need a permission slip from the government to go to work. Tell your lawmaker to ease occupational licensing requirements in Colorado!