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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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 […]

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Guest Blog: Beyond China

Some regions are known for their bounty of agriculture —take the great breadbasket of the US mid-west, or the olive orchards and grape vineyards of Spain and Italy—while other regions have resources that contribute towards non-consumable products—Persian rugs from Iran, for example. Those regions are blessed with natural resources that allow a certain degree of […]

How to get more labor in the workforce

The unemployment rate is a funny thing. As of October 2018, the national U.S. unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, meaning that more than 96 percent of the U.S. adult workforce that wanted to be was employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the same time, more than 250,000 new jobs were created in […]