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 […]

A/D Works! helps keep Denver South working during COVID-19

  The COVID-19 outbreak has been a confusing and trying time for many, especially for those experiencing a job layoff or unemployment. Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center (A/D Works!) is a member of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s statewide network of workforce centers. They’ve got their finger on the pulse of where new job […]

A Teleworking Primer

As more business moves out of the physical office and toward remote work, many businesses are scrambling to get programs and policies in place. To aid in this transition, we’ve put together the following list of helpful resources. We hope you’ll find value in these topics, including best practices for teleworking and the benefits of […]

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Rockies Venture Club to Launch Denver South Angel Chapter

With grant funding at its back, Rockies Venture Club is growing its local presence, working with the Denver South Economic Development Partnership to launch a chapter of the statewide angel investor network in the Denver South region. RVC was awarded $470,000 in total grant funding by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade as part of their […]

Denver South Night Out with Light Rail

The light rail isn’t just for getting to work or heading downtown. It’s the perfect choice for a night (or day) on the town. Are you looking for a date night, girls’ night out or brunch with the boys? Hate to drive? Let the light rail take care of the transportation and enjoy your time, guilt […]

Impacting the Community by Investing in Students

Denver South-based Mikron provides machines, money and time in support of the region’s future workforce. Mikron, a Swiss-headquartered company located in Arapahoe County, doesn’t just talk about the workforce gap it foresees in the advanced manufacturing sector. It’s proactively working to address it.  Over the past year, the company has been creating its future workforce […]

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The Changing Face of Economic Development

It used to be that people moved to where the companies and jobs were located. But times have changed and relocating to land a job is not as common. Individuals and families are moving to attractive regions like Denver South that offer a strong quality of life, therefore creating densities of skilled workers. What we’ve […]

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Flexible Work and Teleworking. Why Not?

Employers should consider Flexible Work Schedules and Teleworking as Retention and Recruitment Tools The Denver South region is an economic engine bursting with talented professionals working in impressive industries including aviation, aerospace, broadcasting, engineering, financial services, healthcare, IT and telecommunications just to mention a few. Geographically recognized as the area between I-225 south through Lone […]