High Resolution Leadership Concept

  Local leadership can take many forms. From mayors to members of congress to teachers, firefighters or business people, there is no restriction on where community leadership can come from. While there’s no clear definition of where local leadership originates, successful community and local leaders seem to possess similar qualities. Whether they’re a billionaire entrepreneur that invests locally, or a founder of a local nonprofit, we tend to find the following qualities emerging again and

Craft Beer Tasting Flight. The U.S. now has more beer styles (150+) and brands (20,000+) to choose from than any other market in the world. More than 5,000 breweries are responsible for the beer brands available in the U.S. and the Brewers Association estimates more than 2,000 craft breweries are in the planning stages.

  They were once novelty spots. Sometimes they were part of a restaurant, or maybe you had one or two you could visit in town. Yet by 2025, it’s predicted to be a $500 billion global market. Craft beer has taken the country by storm. What was once a booming market in a few key cities has expanded from strongholds like Austin and Denver to places like Birmingham, Ala., and Albuquerque, N.M.

Eric Byington has been bringing his breadth of experience to Denver South for several months now, and we are pleased to officially welcome him as a full-time member of Denver South Economic Development. In addition to a background in various entrepreneurial and start-up endeavors, Eric brings with him a keen understanding of city innovation issues through his work with 10.10.10 Cities, focusing on issues related to water and the social detriments of health. Hailing from

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  The new economy is one where the consumer is in control: You can hail a ride, watch a movie of your choice and buy practically anything you want at the literal touch of a button. Call it the Amazonification of America. The on-demand economy has arrived in full force, and it’s disrupting every major industry from coast to coast. Finance has been able to resist some of the widespread and sudden disruption that has

AI(Artificial Intelligence) concept. 3D rendering brain.

  Vinod Khosla, a prominent Silicon-Valley investor, made waves when he published a blog post postulating that technology could one day manage 80 percent of what doctors do today. As an investor in the space, he now maintains that artificial intelligence will usher in this new era. While we’re a long way off from Khosla’s prediction, AI has reached a point of inflection, where computing power is suddenly strong enough to support

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Millennials — yes, the mysterious generation that every marketer, news outlet and member of any previous generation are still trying to understand — have become the biggest cohort in today’s American workforce. According to Pew Research Center, more than 35 percent of the U.S. workforce is made up of millennials. And they are making their presence felt. As millennials continue to dominate the labor market, they will also grow into leadership roles,

Bike to Work Day

On June 27, 2018, Coloradans hopped on their bikes and headed to work. From cruisers to road bikes, fat tires to unicycles, people arrived in droves to official Bike To Work stations for breakfast, coffee and fresh water. Over 200 cyclist stopped by the Denver South Station held at Arapahoe at Village Center Station where riders were treated to a pancake breakfast from Flippin Flapjacks and coffee from Regis

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  We all know the best way to celebrate America’s independence from those darn Brits is by eating hot dogs, watching fireworks and singing your favorite patriotic songs at the top of your lungs. The only question is where to do it. July 4th, 2018, in the Denver Metro region offers a plethora of options for the Star-Spangle inclined, with numerous events happening across the Denver South area. The only problem will be figuring out

Sustainable city concept. Nicely layered.

Modern cities aren’t just growing in population, they’re driving change faster than any nation, state or province. The smallest unit of government has the biggest impact. And we’re not just talking about making changes that benefit the citizens of that city but can have effects that reach across the globe. Here’s why cities are the biggest catalysts of change today and will become even more impactful in the coming decades. Outdated governmental systems As political

A cyclist on his way to work in downtown Denver.

  Did you know that June is Bike Month in Colorado? And capping off a celebration of all things cycling, in a state known for its biking prowess, is Bike to Work Day. Held the fourth Wednesday of Bike Month (this year falling on June 27), Bike to Work Day caps off the month with a simple challenge: whether you do it every day, only sometimes or this will be your first,