healthcare

Streamlining healthcare: How the administration’s plan may impact Denver South

On April 4, 2019, Governor Jared Polis released his Roadmap to Saving Coloradans Money on Health Care. According to the report, healthcare costs accounted for 32% of median household income in Colorado in 2016. According to the governor, that’s too much. Polis hopes that by making healthcare more affordable, Coloradans will be less hesitant to […]

r&d

Colorado’s R&D economy: Who’s funding innovation and where is it happening?

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 […]

green

Green energy’s impact in Denver South

Colorado has diverse renewable energy resources and ambitious green goals. For instance, Xcel Energy, the state’s largest utility provider, in December announced plans to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030 and to cut them out entirely by 2050. “We listen very closely to what our communities and customers are asking for,” Alice Jackson, president […]

entrepreneurs

Here’s how business leaders can help local entrepreneurs

It’s all but impossible to overstate the importance of entrepreneurship and business formation to economic growth. For example, businesses that are less than five years old account for nearly all net new job creation in the U.S. and almost 20 percent of gross job creation, according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, an entrepreneurship-focused non-profit […]

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 […]

Fall

5 free ways to enjoy the Colorado fall

There’s just something about autumn in Colorado. The air is crisp, the leaves are stunning and it’s finally time to bring those warm sweaters and vests out of storage. Because, after all, every Colorado resident knows that winter snows will be here before we know it. (In fact, Denver has already seen its first snowfall […]

Colorado Tourism Sets All-Time Records for Visitation and Spending in 2015

DENVER – Weds., July 20, 2016 – The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) today announced that Colorado once again set all-time records for total visitors, visitor spending and tax generation in 2015, welcoming 77.7 million visitors who spent $19.1 billion and generated $1.13 billion in state and local tax revenue. This is the fifth consecutive year […]