WHEREAS Colorado’s pre-COVID annual economic loss was $2.2 billion in lost earnings, productivity, and revenue; and
WHEREAS the consequences of insufficient child care in Western Colorado impacts working parents, employers, and taxpayers; and
WHEREAS the Western Slope relies on an adequate supply of affordable child care to support parents who work in our communities;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Club 20 support evidence-based policies to increase the supply of affordable quality child care facilities and staffing, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Club 20 remains focused on promoting economic development in rural Colorado, and child care is a critical part of the infrastructure for a strong workforce and economy.