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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Castle Rock Chamber introduces a new brand reflective of the progress being made at the organization. Earlier this year, the United States Chamber of Commerce awarded the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce with a 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.  The new, refreshed look signifies the Chamber’s growth and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Town & County News, Community, Press Release
Monday, May 21, 2018
Transportation Coalition Announces .62 Percent Sales Tax Increase Advances for Signature Collection   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2018                                                                                 CONTACT: Jake Martin, 303-526-8551   A bipartisan statewide coalition of business leaders, mayors and transportation advocates announced Friday it will gather signatures to ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Transportation
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
DCBA Bill Tracker: http://statebillinfo.com/SBI/index.cfm?fuseaction=Public.Dossier&id=24400&pk=619&style=pinstripe   Under the Dome, Week 17   Highlights of the Week Legislators worked through hundreds of bills during the last full week of the 2018 regular session of the General Assembly. Several bills introduced on the first day of the legislative session finally crossed the finish ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Economic, Political, Transportation
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
2018 Session FactsDemocrat/Republican split in House of Representatives: 36/29 (This number was 37/28 as the session convened. Former Representative Lebsock switched affiliation from Democrat to Republican just prior to his expulsion, setting up a Republican vacancy committee.)Republican/Democrat/Unaffiliated split in the Senate: 18/16/1 (Sen. Cheri Jahn switched her affiliation from Democrat ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Political, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Categories: Economic, Transportation, Community, Town & County News
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The recently released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows Q1 2018 Colorado employment is 66,900 jobs greater than Q1 2017, a growth rate of 2.6%. On average, the state is adding about 5,600 jobs per month. This rate of growth outpaces the forecasts of most of the state's economists. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve stated on its website that all 50 states are projected to show ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Town & County News, Economic
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Under The Dome, Week 15   Highlights of the Week There are 18 days left in session, hundreds of live bills, and next week is gearing up to be big as the Legislature goes into overdrive to wrap up the session.  Top priority legislation for House Democrat leadership including paid family leave and youth suicide prevention passed this week and now moves to Senate while the Senate passed one of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, DCBA
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Under the Dome, Week 14    Highlights of the Week There have been 627 bills introduced and there are 307 still waiting to move through the process either to postponement or to the Governor’s desk.  The Joint Budget Committee met this week as a conference committee for the Long Bill to resolve the differences between the Senate and the House versions of the FY2018-19 budget.  Once the JBC came ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Political, Chamber, Economic, Town & County News
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Highlights of the Week There are just over 30 days left in the 2018 Legislative Session and bills continue to be introduced.  The state budget made progress this week with its passage through the Senate.  Now a conference committee composed of the Joint Budget Committee members will convene to resolve the differences between the House and Senate versions of the budget and present a final ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, DCBA, Political
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Highlights of the Week   It was budget week this past week in the House and the Budget Long Bill passed through right on schedule.  There was also lengthy debate on several gun bills and oil and gas regulation bills in the Senate.  SB 052, Repeal Ammunition Magazine Prohibition, passed the Senate on Wednesday on third reading and is headed to the House.  The bill would repeal prohibitions, ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Political, Chamber, Economic
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Highlights of the Week   This week, the Legislature came to some key agreements on top issues including transportation funding in SB 001 and the state budget for FY2018-19.  However, other top efforts including finding the right balance to fund the state pension program, remain under fierce debate.  On Friday, March 23rd, the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) put the finishing touches on the Long ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Transportation, DCBA, Political
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
See below – the Senate passed SB 1 tonight, very amended. The JBC moved 500 million for 18/19 fiscal year this afternoon as a set aside that the Senate then grabbed for SB 1.  As of tonight the bill will now have bi-partisan support.  The first year of the SB 267 money for the Gap project held in tonight – along with 500 million for new projects.  The bill still has to pass 3rd Reading and then ...read more
Categories: Economic, Transportation, DCBA, Political
Friday, March 23, 2018
  CONSUMER CONFIDENCE STILL INCREASING -- According to recently released University of Michigan data, the consumer sentiment index has reached 99.7—up 4.2 points since January and 3.5 points since this time last year. Another measure of consumer confidence from the Conference Board has hit 130.8—an increase of 6.5 points since January and the highest level in nearly two ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Economic, Political
Friday, March 23, 2018
Today, the Joint Budget Committee met to hear the revenue projections from the Legislative Council Staff and the Office of State Planning and Budgeting.  This is the last revenue forecast to be released before the JBC finishes the Long Bill.  Now that the JBC has the information for each budget proposal, the Committee will choose a revenue forecast to use  for the state budget for FY2018-19.  ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Economic, Political
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
U.S. Chamber Awards Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. “Business leaders are a critical voice in conversations about promoting economic growth and job creation in ...read more
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Monday, March 05, 2018
DCBA Bill Tracker:                                 http://statebillinfo.com/SBI/index.cfm?fuseaction=Public.Dossier&id=24400&pk=619&style=pinstripe Colorado General :                             http://leg.colorado.gov/   HB18-1125                     Tax Credit Employer-assisted Housing Pilot Program                                             Sponsors: Wilson   As a pilot program to ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Political, Economic, Voting Means Business
Thursday, February 08, 2018
DCBA Bill Tracking:  http://statebillinfo.com/SBI/index.cfm?fuseaction=Public.Dossier&id=24400&pk=619&style=pinstripe Under the Dome, Week 4   Highlights of the Week   There were 50 bills introduced on Monday, and the bill deadline on Wednesday will mean another slew of bills will be introduced any day.  As of Friday, 336 bills, resolutions, and memorials have been introduced.  The Joint ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Political, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Under the Dome, Week 2   Highlights of the Week The legislature didn’t convene until Tuesday this week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Overall, the week was uneventful until Friday, when the House debated a resolution urging Congress to act on recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Last fall, President Trump announced that he would let DACA expire in March, giving ...read more
Categories: DCBA, Economic, Chamber, Political
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: Chamber, Economic, 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
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