Social Enterprise: Serving People and The Planet in Denver South and Beyond

Blue Star Recyclers and Cherry Creek School District celebrate six years of innovative vocational training and meaningful employment for special education students. One of the core tenants of social enterprise is the creation of organizations that address a basic unmet need or solve a social or environmental problem through a market-driven approach. It’s a powerful […]

Denver South-Based SmartForce Provides Critical Collaboration Technology to Law Enforcement During Global COVID-19 Crisis

  In a time of vast uncertainty and increased need for innovative approaches and technologies, SmartForce, a Greenwood Village, Colo.-based technology company is providing collaboration technologies to police officers on the frontlines of public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic –across the country—and here in Denver South. As the whole world is learning new ways of […]

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Regional Collaboration Spotlight: Big Data, Traffic and Congestion 

Three Denver South cities are working across jurisdictions and alongside private sector partners to minimize one of the most complex side effects of economic growth.      Denver South is blessed with a robust and growing economy that is the envy of much of the country. However, the reality is that with jobs come people and […]

Colorado Smart Cities Alliance receives grant to create Colorado Open Lab supporting Smart Cities development

The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance will partner with Arrow Electronics, Inc. to create the new Colorado Open Lab – a large-scale showcase and innovation lab dedicated to fast track development of Smart Cities and Smart Regions throughout the state of Colorado. Located within the Denver south region of Colorado, the Colorado Open Lab will feature […]

Beyond the hype: smart regions & economic development

For cities—and regions and states, for that matter—becoming and remaining globally competitive has become a process of continuous improvement. Today, change is the only constant and economic competitiveness has truly become a race with no finish line. This somewhat daunting reality presents both great opportunities and great challenges, and it is underpinned by a fundamental […]