virtuous cycle
When the economy is in a rut, we all seem to know it. So, isn’t it nice when the economy is pumping strong? We get a little raise, we have a little extra, we splurge a little more, and put a little extra away. It feels good. If that’s how you feel, it’s not your imagination. Unemployment in the U.S. is at a 50-year low. And, according to Moody’s Analytics, a record number of open
smart mobility
By Tyler Svitak It’s no secret that Colorado is growing. The Denver metro area alone, for instance, has grown by more than 1.6% since 2010, adding a significant portion of the 80,000 new residents that are moving to the state each year. Denver isn’t alone, either. Colorado was the second-fastest growing state in 2015, and Aurora, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins and even many of the mountain towns are experiencing growth that hasn’t been seen
entrepreneurs
According to the Downtown Denver Partnership, 163 startups were founded in the Denver city-center in the past year, employing 5,140 people, and these startups currently account for more than 8% of businesses and total 772 companies. Moreover, these companies have raised $598M in venture capital in the past year. The successful rate of new small businesses is no coincidence—it’s fostered by a variety of public, private, and non-profit interests and initiatives, not to mention a
engineering
Denver South is home to 340 engineering companies that employ 6,820 people. And, these jobs pay well, with an average annual salary of $99,190. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American Community Survey, Denver South has almost double the concentration of employment in architecture and engineering occupations, at 3.4 percent compared to 1.8 percent nationally. Why is Denver South an engineering hot spot? In part it’s because the region is home to a highly
work from home
The ability to work from home can be a great perk in today’s increasingly internet-based work environment. According to a recent survey by Shiftboard, a workforce scheduling platform, 49% of employees would be willing to take a reasonable pay cut for more control over their schedules. However, although flexibility can be a great perk for employers to offer, it can also be risky—potentially ruining productivity and wasting dollars. This is true especially for those employers