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Colorado Ranked #1 Economy in the U.S. Second Year in a Row

  The U.S. News & World Report compiles data on every state annually for its Best States rankings. It measures states across eight different categories using 71 metrics and thousands of data points. Based on their 2019 analysis, the State of Colorado ranked #1 for the second year in a row for Best Economy, taking […]


The Colorado Chamber’s Loren Furman Gives Her Take on 2019 Legislative Session

Last night, Loren Furman of the Colorado Chamber joined the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) for a discussion on the 2019 legislative session. LERA also hosted Dennis Dougherty, Executive Director of the AFL-CIO. Furman and Dougherty discussed the pros and cons of this session for businesses and labor and what to expect next year. […]


Colorado Chamber Touts Legislative Successes as General Assembly Concludes

DENVER – As the 2019 state legislative session comes to a close, the Colorado Chamber of Commerce highlighted the legislative accomplishments the organization achieved on behalf of its members and the broader business community. “With a heavy focus on business-related issues at the capitol this legislative session, our primary responsibility has been to protect employers […]


House Bill 1245 Shifts Costs at the Expense of Businesses

The Colorado Senate is scheduled for a final vote of HB 1245 today, which restructures the state’s vendor allowance system for sales taxes. Colorado’s sales tax collection system is the most complicated in the country. Complying with and administering this system is costly and time-consuming for businesses – from the labor involved in preparing the […]


Equal Pay Bill Passes Colorado General Assembly

The General Assembly on Tuesday passed SB 85, the “Equal Pay for Equal Work Act,” which has been amended in both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee to address the concerns of the Colorado Chamber and its business allies. Because of the amendments, the Chamber has changed its position […]


Colorado Senate Passes Bills Providing More Funding for Transportation and Education

The Colorado Senate yesterday passed House Bills 1257 and 1258, which would allow voters to decide whether the state can keep excess revenues under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) and allocate one-third each to transportation, higher education and public schools. Earlier this legislative session, the Board of Directors of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce […]


Colorado Chamber and Business Groups Secure Key Win on FAMLI Bill

The key priority of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce this legislative session has been opposing Senate Bill 188, the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) bill. Last night, after many months of working with lawmakers and alerting members of the business community to take action, the bill was entirely replaced to reflect the range of […]


Statement by the Colorado Chamber on Amended Paid Family Leave Bill

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Meyer at CMeyer@COchamber.com. DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce released the following statement from Loren Furman, senior vice president of state and federal relations, regarding the amended Senate Bill 188 that passed second reading on the Senate floor this evening: “Our opposition to SB 188 has never been […]



Congressman Tipton and Colorado Chamber Members Discuss Federal Policy Issues Impacting the Business Community

Last week, the Colorado Chamber of Commerce facilitated meetings with Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) and Chamber members to discuss issues of importance to the business community in Colorado’s 3rd congressional district. Andy Newland of Hercules Industries, Doug Hayes of Collins Aerospace, and Barbara Walz and Evan Jurkovich of Tri-State Generation & Transmission raised issues ranging […]