Export Import Bank must be reauthorized by September 30th to help Colorado businesses! 200,000 Reasons the U.S. Needs the Ex-Im Bank U.S. jobs rely on exports. In fiscal year 2013, Ex-Im provided financing or guarantees for $37.4 billion in U.S. exports, supporting more than 200,000 American jobs. Small businesses rely on Ex-Im Bank to export […]
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Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI) officials sent a strong statement with their legislative endorsements this year: Support industry-specific tax credits and exemptions or don’t expect […]
The annual Newsweek Green Rankings came out this morning and Ball Corporation is ranked #3 as the most sustainable company in the United States! This annual listing consists of the U.S. 500, which ranks the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States by market cap and the Global 500, which looks at the […]
By Steve Raabe The Denver Post Posted: 05/23/2014 04:11:00 PM MDT Initiative 75, one of the most contentious of the 11 oil and gas local-control ballot initiatives looking to get on the fall ballot, has received judicial approval to begin gathering petition signatures. The measure, backed by Colorado Community Rights Network, would give local […]
April 15, 2014, Ed Sealover There are just 23 days remaining in this session of the Colorado Legislature. So, of course, it seems appropriate that some of the most long-awaited and complicated bills are just now being introduced — with legislative leaders promising there are more to arrive in the coming days. For example, state […]
Mar 4, 2014, Ed Sealover The curtain goes up this week on the most anticipated business personal property tax reform bill of the 2014 Colorado Legislature — but the measure will have a smaller scope than sponsors originally expected. When Rep. Dave Young, D-Greeley, first discussed his plans with the Denver Business Journal in December, […]
At a time when Colorado is weighing a ballot measure to raise state income-tax rates to fund education, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez offered a message in Denver on Wednesday on the benefits of lowering them. Martinez, speaking before the annual meeting luncheon of the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, said she inherited a […]
I missed Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, when he spoke recently at a meeting with the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI). But he graciously took a few minutes to chat by phone about the importance of manufacturing in Colorado, the federal governmentýs role in the sector ý and how Colorado natural gas is helping fuel domestic manufacturing in the United States.
The Colorado Statesman, Peter Marcus- The Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry points out that the session was dominated by hot button, polarizing debates, including gun control, civil unions, election reform and marijuana.
The 2013 legislative session clearly wasn’t good for business, but it could have been a lot worse. Five bills that would have ramped up regulation on the oil and gas industry died in the last week of the 120-day General Assembly, as did a late-session measure that would have aided union members in defensive-employer lockouts. […]