DENVER - Weds., July 20, 2016 - The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) today announced that Colorado once again set all-time records for total visitors, visitor spending and tax generation in 2015, welcoming 77.7 million visitors who spent $19.1 billion and generated $1.13 billion in state and local tax revenue. This is the fifth consecutive year the CTO has seen record-setting growth. The state has posted a 31 percent increase in visitation, nearly double the 16
DENVER – July 14, 2016 – A proposed 2,500-foot setback for new oil and gas wells in Colorado could result in the loss of up to 54,000 jobs over the first five years and up to 104,000 jobs over 15 years, according to a new study released today. The initiative could also lower Colorado’s gross domestic product by an average of $7.1 billion in the first five years and $14.5 billion between 2017 and 2031.
Chris McDonald is the Senior Vice President of External Affairs for Comcast Cable’s West Division in Denver, Colorado. In this role, Chris oversees all government affairs, public policy, local franchising, state legislative matters, external communications, and community investment for the six Comcast regions across the western United States.   Q: How many employees do you have in the Denver South region? A: Colorado holds Comcast’s second highest population of employees—outside of the company’s headquarters in
The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative has awarded the Arapahoe Community College Foundation more than $850,000 to fund scholarships for students in Arapahoe County and Douglas County. A grant of $741,633 was awarded on behalf of Arapahoe County, and the ACC Foundation is partnering with the Community College of Aurora (CCA) Foundation for part of this campaign. The CCA Foundation has committed to raising $350,000 in matching dollars for students in Arapahoe County. In addition, a
Arriving by flight to Hong Kong before 1998 would have involved a carefully charted landing route that gave passengers a direct view into the high-rise apartment buildings that stood alongside the runway. These tightly-bunched, concrete towers were only allowed to be built to a height of 13 or 14 floors because of their proximity to the airport. The descent has been described by many-a-passenger as truly unique: having to land the plane in between the
Economic indicators in the Denver South region improved through the first quarter of the year with rising employment, falling unemployment rates, and an improving commercial real estate market. Employment in the Denver South region increased 3.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with the prior year, representing 7,150 additional jobs. Employment in 11 of the 13 supersectors increased over-the-year, with the construction sector reporting the largest over-the-year increase (+9.2 percent) and the mining
Arapahoe Community College will offer an opportunity for anyone to begin the process of enrolling in Fall 2016 classes with its Start Now! orientation and registration event on Saturday, July 23, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Littleton and Parker campuses. Start Now! will provide all students who have applied to ACC – but are not yet registered – with the opportunity to complete new student orientation and basic skills assessment while receiving
Ten Colorado companies -- one more than last year -- have been named to the annual Fortune 500 list of the nation's largest public and private corporations. The ranking, published Monday, is based on 2015 revenue. Once again, Arrow Electronics Inc. holds the top spot among Colorado-based businesses on the 2016 list and moved up several spots in the national ranking. This year it comes in at No. 119, up from No. 131 last year
The 2016 Denver South Economic Profile is now available. Click here to download.  
Denver, C.O. – May 17, 2016 –A delegation of government officials from Nanjing, Jiangsu, China visited the Denver Metro area this month to learn about how the state manages some of its natural beauty, particularly agriculture and water resources. The delegation was led by Vice Mayor Ms. Jing Hua, along with directors and executives of the Nanjing Municipal Government. Denver South Economic Development Partnership (DSEDP) arranged several site visits to showcase the Denver Metro’s efficient