Occupational licensing harms our economy. A study from the Institute for Justice estimates that Colorado has lost more than 57,000 jobs and millions of dollars in economic losses due to unnecessary 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.
- Licensing has cost Colorado over 57,000 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! #LetColoradoWork.