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Lockheed Martin Plays Integral Role in Successful “Perseverance” Mars Landing

NASA has completed a successful landing of the “Perseverance” rover on Mars today, which will study the geology of Mars while searching for signs of past microbial life. Colorado Chamber member Lockheed Martin played a key role in the mission, developing the technology to protect the Mars rover in its deployment. The 2,260-pound rover is […]


Colorado Chamber Member Encore Electric Among Top Workplaces in U.S.

Encore Electric, a Colorado Chamber member based in Lakewood, recently announced that it has been named one of the top workplaces in the United States by Energage. The award is based on the feedback that is offered by employees of the organization through a third-party survey administered by Energage. More than 500 Encore Electric employees […]


Colorado Chamber Statement on Greenhouse Gas Roadmap

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today released the following statement regarding the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap recently announced by the Governor’s Office: “As the statewide chamber of commerce representing hundreds of businesses of all sizes across Colorado, we support the goal of cleaner […]


Common Sense Institute Releases COVID-19 Labor Force & Jobs Report

The Common Sense Institute (CSI) today released its latest report on the Colorado labor force. CSI is a non-partisan research organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of Colorado’s economy. Key findings of the report include: The Colorado labor force participation rate (LFPR) was 67.5% in November. This rate was 2 percentage points below the […]


The Colorado Chamber’s Loren Furman Featured on COBRT Podcast

Loren Furman, Senior Vice President of State and Federal Relations for the Colorado Chamber, was featured on the latest episode of the Colorado Business Roundtable’s podcast, hosted by Debbie Brown. Furman and Brown discussed expectations for the 2021 legislative session. Furman expects to see bills related to a public health care option, COVID-19 relief, and […]


State Health Department Makes Changes to Original Five-Star Program, Costing Businesses More to Comply

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) recently approved a statewide Five-Star program intended to help counties and businesses that follow public health guidelines operate amid COVID-19 restrictions. Unfortunately, the revised plan from CDPHE presents significant burdens to businesses and does little to help local communities through these challenging times. The Colorado Springs Chamber […]


U.S. Congress Expands PPP Eligibility to Some Local Chambers of Commerce

The U.S. Congress has reached a deal on a COVID-19 relief package that expands eligibility for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to some local chambers of commerce. Chambers of commerce are classified as 501(c)(6) organizations, which have been previously excluded from federal relief. The new federal relief package will include this unique tax classification for the first […]


Colorado Chamber Releases End-of-Year COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Results

Businesses Weigh in on 2021 Legislative Session, Vaccinations and Economic Fallout of Pandemic For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com.  DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today released the results of its fifth COVID-19 business impact survey. The survey was conducted between December 7-11, 2020 and focused on the impact COVID-19 continues […]


Colorado Chamber Asks AQCC to Reopen Rulemaking on Early Power Plant Closures

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at cmeyer@cochamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber’s Energy and Environment Council has asked the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) to reopen the rulemaking process regarding the voluntary shutdown of power plants by electric utility companies. In a letter sent to commissioners on Friday, December 11, the chamber raised […]


Colorado Business Community Weighs in on Proposed Statewide Five-Star Program

The Colorado Chamber has joined local chambers and business organizations across the state in asking Gov. Jared Polis to consider changes to the proposed statewide Five-Star Program currently under consideration by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE). Mesa County’s Five-Star Program, in partnership with the Grand Junction Area Chamber Commerce, recognizes businesses that […]