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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
After adding jobs at a rate of 2.2% in both 2016 and 2017, Colorado will add jobs at a rate of 2.0% in 2018. There have been a few bumps along the way, but three years of job growth in the range of 2.0% to 2.2% can only be described as steady!   The Colorado economy is a happening place and there are a lot of moving parts. A few of the things to watch for in 2018 are:Health care will add the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, Town & County News
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Under the Dome, Week 1   Highlights of the Week Legislators from across the state met for the first day of the 2018 legislative session on Wednesday, January 10th.  Lawmakers have 120 days to address critical issues facing Colorado, pass laws that will enhance the lives of Colorado citizens, and agree on a budget for the next fiscal year.   The legislators enter this session under the unusual ...read more
Categories: Chamber, DCBA, Economic, Political
Monday, January 15, 2018
Governor John Hickenlooper gave his last State of the State Address to the members of the Colorado Legislature this morning.  In his speech, he took the long view to recognize the history that Colorado has risen from and the common threads that weave its citizens together.  He called the most central thread topophilia, which means a love of place.  He drew upon characters we can imagine such as ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Town & County News, Chamber, DCBA, Political
Monday, January 15, 2018
The General Assembly started with much uncertainty about what the 2018 session will look like given all that happened during the interim.  There is a contentious election already underway for 2018, the Governor is entering his last year in office after two terms, Colorado’s capitol was hit with sexual harassment allegations against legislative members on both sides of the political aisle, and a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, DCBA, Economic, Political
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the Colorado unemployment rate increased from 2.7% in October to 2.9% in November. Based on the current data, Colorado is on track to add 49,100 jobs in 2017. That number are likely to be revised upwards in the March 2018 benchmark revisions. For details, check out the cber.co Review of 2017 Colorado Employment Data Through November.   Watch for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Legislative Council December Revenue Forecast: http://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/dec2017forecast.pdf.   Governor’s Office of State Budgeting and Planning December Revenue Forecast: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Hlm9TRbyISJk6ybh2k61euFf5pqE5A-/view   Legislative Council shows that the national economy will continue to grow at a moderate rate and Colorado’s economy is still one ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Economic, Political, Transportation
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Drive-by suburb between Denver and Colorado Springs becomes bustling business destinationBY FRANK GRAY        Published: 2017.10.26 03:00 AM  PC: NICK LUCEYFor companies seeking a place to plant their teams where landscapes are equal to development opportunities, Castle Rock is proving to be a choice location. Situated midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, this historic Colorado ...read more
Categories: Economic, Town & County News, Community, Press Release, Transportation
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), E-470 Public Highway Authority and Arrivo, a next generation transportation company engineering a hyperloop-inspired infrastructure and vehicle system, announced a public-private partnership to build the first ever “Arrivo” super-urban network to serve the greater Denver region. To download Arrivo videos and photos, and b-roll footage ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Transportation, Economic, Town & County News