In his first State of the State address in January 2019, Colorado Governor Jared Polis laid out what he called his “Bold Four” plan for what he hoped to accomplish in his first year in office. It focused on key goals for the economy, environment and healthcare system. But it was his focus on improving education in the state that got the most attention, starting with his promise to fund free, full-day kindergarten and preschool
Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson never expected to be here. Trapped in the Columbine High School library during the deadly mass shooting that happened there in 1999, she was badly injured as a result, suffering severe injuries to her arm and torso. So bad, in fact, that she was not expected to survive. But survive she did, with the help of a Denver South-based company called AlloSource. Headquartered in Centennial, AlloSource has, for 25 years now, been

Is the workforce ready for on-demand leadership?

Posted by DSEDP on May 30, 2019

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The workforce is changing, and successful leadership models are too. More and more workers are delivering on a contract/project-basis rather than in a full-time role, and more full-time employees are working remotely at least part-time. Colorado has the highest percentage of home-based workers in the country according to a recent survey by online insurance agency Haven Life. Denver South is home to telecommuting hot spots, with 10.4 percent of Highlands Ranch’s population and 11.4 percent

Here’s what workers really want in 2019

Posted by DSEDP on May 28, 2019

Category: blog
Denver South is an economic powerhouse in large part because of our highly skilled workforce. Home to six of the nine Fortune 500 companies that call Colorado home, and a hub for industries from energy to aerospace to finance, the region employs thousands. But, what do these workers want, and more importantly, how can companies effectively recruit and retain them? What do employees want most? Flexibility and Work/Life Balance. The most important employee perks are
With its educated and entrepreneurial workforce, Colorado is primed for research and development dollars. And, it’s getting them. The state ranks second in the nation on the Milken Institute’s 2018 State Technology and Science Index, a report that ranks states based on “their science and technology capabilities and broader commercialization ecosystems that contribute to firm expansion, high-skills job creation, and broad economic growth.” In addition to ranking second overall, Colorado has ranked third on the