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In the News: Colorado Chamber Press Roundup

Steamboat Pilot: Steamboat students tap into their knowledge, civic drive for regional Civics Bee Nine middle school students from the Yampa Valley showcased their civics knowledge Wednesday during the regional competition for the National Civics Bee. Read More… Colorado Sun: Remove emotional distress cap and expect a $2.1 billion loss, says business group merce and […]


Job Killer Alert: Key Committee to Hear Environmental Permitting Bill

On Monday, April 15, House Bill 1330 will be heard in the House Finance Committee. This bill would add layers of new complex regulations to obtain environmental and construction permits, intentionally creating costly barriers to industry. It would make Colorado’s already-problematic permitting system even worse, creating red tape that will deter economic growth and drive companies […]


What We’re Watching: HB 1364

The Colorado Chamber has taken a lead role this year in promoting workforce development legislation to improve our talent pipeline across the state. This is a key component to the Colorado Chamber’s Vision 2033 action plan to improve the state’s business climate. While discussions over the state budget are dominating the Capitol this week, the […]


In the News: Colorado Chamber Press Roundup

Denver Gazette: Colorado lawmakers reject bill to ban oil and gas drilling by 2030 A panel of Colorado lawmakers on Thursday night rejected legislation that sought to ban all new oil and gas drilling in Colorado by 2030. Read More… CBS News: Oil and Gas Bill Dies View Video… Denver Gazette: Metro Moves: Colorado business […]


Craig-area Middle School Students Compete in National Civics Bee® Competition

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Eveleth-Havens at [email protected].  CRAIG, Colorado – Middle school students from Craig-area schools competed in the second annual 2024 National Civics Bee® regional competition on April 3. The event was hosted by the Craig Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, the Daniels Fund and the Civic Trust of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce […]


New Report Finds $2.1 Billion Loss if Noneconomic Damage Caps Removed in Colorado

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Eveleth-Havens at [email protected].  DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) today released a report assessing the impact of removing noneconomic damage caps in Colorado. The report estimates that removing such caps would result in a $2.1 billion annual loss […]


Commemorating April’s Milestones: Recognizing Our Members of 5 and 10+ Years

The Colorado Chamber would like to take a moment to acknowledge the unwavering support of our long-standing members who have been with us for 5 and 10+ years this April. Their dedication to the Colorado Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in our continued growth and success. We extend our appreciation to the following members […]


Statement from Colorado Chamber on Defeat of Oil and Gas Ban Bill

For media inquiries, please contact Cynthia Eveleth-Havens at [email protected].  DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today released the following statement from President and CEO Loren Furman regarding the defeat of Senate Bill 159, which would have banned new oil and gas permits statewide after 2030: “SB 159 was one of the most hostile bills […]


Colorado Chamber Council and Alliances Convene to Take Positions on Legislation

This week, the Colorado Chamber Government Affairs Council, Legal Reform Alliance and Technology Alliance gathered to discuss upcoming legislation affecting the business community and received updates on the remainder of the legislation session from key leaders. The Government Affairs Council was joined by Rebecca Kisner, chief of staff for the Colorado House Democrats and Nathan […]


What We’re Watching: SB 181

We’ve crossed the halfway point in the 2024 legislative session and the coming weeks will be critical for bills moving through the process. This week, the Colorado Chamber’s Government Affairs Council took an “opposed” position on SB 181, a late-filed bill that would create a new “fee” on alcohol products. The fees would be imposed […]