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china

Throughout 2018, the topic of China maintained a regular position in the news cycle. Even here in Colorado, things that have been happening halfway around the world are having a direct impact on our economy; so much so that we at the Denver South Economic Development Partnership are keeping a close eye on them. As we begin 2019, here are a few of the trends that we’re watching in China that could impact us here

coworking

Even if you don’t work in a coworking space, the chances are good that you know someone else who does. That’s because coworking – the concept of sharing workspace and resources among many different self-employed workers, startups and other small businesses, often on a subscription basis – is the fastest growing trend in commercial real estate, rapidly replacing the idea of traditional office space with more flexible, more enjoyable alternatives. In fact, as of 2018,

Finding the right employee for a specific position can seem like finding a needle in a haystack. And that’s because, well, it is. Hiring is an expensive and lengthy process if you are truly vetting your next hire, allowing lots of time for top candidates to lose interest. Even after you have the right butt in the right seat on the job, the new employee still needs proper training to be effective. It’s no

If you are working or looking for work over age 50, you are in good company. More older Americans are working or looking for work than ever before. The unemployment rate for workers 55 and over is just 2.9% as of November 2018, compared to a significantly higher rate of 3.7% for all workers 16 and over according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Colorado, the picture is a bit behind the

bustang

It’s official: The big purple bus is now serving the south I-25 corridor! Bustang, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s popular interregional express bus service recently launched a new service line from south Denver to Colorado Springs, with 16 stops between Arapahoe Road / Yosemite Street and the RTD Light Rail Belleview Station, including the Denver Tech Center. The new route is now running four times per day during the week – twice in the

growth

It’s no secret that we’re currently experiencing one of the greatest economic expansions in U.S. history. Ever since the 2008-09 financial crisis dragged the country into the depths of recession, the recovery has unfolded in stairstep fashion, pulling up the stock market, housing market, job market and the fortunes of everyday Americans in cities all over the country. According to the Commerce Department, the U.S. economy expanded at more than 4 percent, its fastest

workforce

There are three primary components that go into every healthy economic system: Employers, employees and customers. The buyers bring capital and demand into the economy, the employers deliver supply to meet those needs and the workers are on the front lines, making sure everything comes together on a daily basis. Without customers, there’s no reason for companies to produce or sell their goods. Without employers, there’s no one for employees to work for and no

balance

Arianna Huffington turned some heads earlier this month when she said, at a conference of Human Resources professionals in Las Vegas, that she believes there is no such thing as work-life balance. “I’m passionate about never using the word well-being without using the word productive next to it,” she told the audience at the SAP SuccessConnect event in December. “We need to take well-being and wellness out of the fuzzy area of a soft

global

It might be cliché, but it’s true: all business today is global. That includes everything from major multinational corporations to the small business down the street. Thanks to the power and the reach of the internet – in addition to the increasingly global economy – all business leaders today must think globally, no matter how big they are or who they’re selling to. This might come as a surprise to some small business owners. Traditionally,

college

Next time you hear a recent college graduate complain that they’re having a hard time finding a job in their field, believe them. Because the competition out there is stiff. According to the U.S. Department of Education, about 1.9 million newly minted college graduates are expected to hit the job market this year, on top of 780,000 Master’s degree holders and 182,000 new PhDs. And all of them, at least those who aren’t going

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