A look at how Colorado’s new economic plans will impact Denver South

The new administration has only been in office for a few months, but Colorado’s newly elected governor Jared Polis has already unveiled an ambitious plan to implement income tax breaks for small businesses and residents statewide. His economic plan, part of his four “Bold” initiatives, will impact residential, small business, and corporate stakeholders in different ways, but it is all anchored in his goal to remain revenue neutral by reducing or eliminating tax breaks for […]

information technology

How Denver South became a hub for IT innovation big and small

Denver South is home to a wide array of information technology (IT) software and electronics companies. From data security and fraud prevention, to the design and manufacture of smart devices, companies in Denver South offer a range of IT software and electronics products and services to individual and corporate consumers both locally and globally. It’s no small business, either. According to a 2016 report by the Software Alliance, the direct value-added of software alone to […]

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 seek care, which will help to prevent emergency care needs that increase healthcare costs. The plan has six short-term and […]

LEED

Going LEED: How Denver South (and Colorado) became a national leader in green construction

Colorado ranks sixth in the U.S. for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building, with 17,042,295 of Certified Gross Square Footage, according to the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) 2019 national ranking. Although construction of LEED-certified buildings can be more expensive up front, they yield cost savings over time. According to the USGBC, certified LEED buildings have as much as 20 percent lower maintenance costs than typical commercial buildings. LEED-certified buildings also know how […]

education

What does the future of public education look like in Denver South?

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 […]