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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandSeptember 18, 20178min1022
Colorado and its western neighbors have done well economically, according to Gov. John Hickenlooper, but a low unemployment rate, at around 2.4 percent, is creating its own problems: Workers lack the the skills necessary to attract new businesses or help expand existing ones. Hickenlooper, along with South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, spoke on Monday at […]

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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinFebruary 10, 20179min405

Faced with one of the fastest growth rates among major U.S. cities nationwide, Denver City Council has identified a range of priorities and goals to help guide budgeting decisions and to decide policy priority areas. Those include more than $1 billion in infrastructure needs and projects alone. Each year, the Council holds a retreat to develop the priorities and goals that are submitted to Mayor Michael Hancock and city agencies to consider during the administration’s planning and budgeting for the following fiscal year. “This is a meaningful time in our city, where we are experiencing growth and vibrancy on historic levels,” Council President Albus Brooks said. “This success has brought its challenges in terms of mobility and affordability for our constituents.”


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 18, 201722min736

Colorado’s technology industry is booming, and Andrea Young couldn’t be happier. Young, the president and CEO of the Colorado Technology Association, a trade organization that represents more 300 companies and counts some 15,000 people involved in its network, said in a recent interview with The Colorado Statesman that she’s excited about the prospects for the tech sector in the state as CTA continues its work to bring companies, academic institutions and government entities together.