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OP-ED: Don’t Block Business’ Recovery

Op-ed by Loren Furman and Rachel Beck for Colorado Politics When it comes to an economic recovery from the pandemic, recent data has shed light on where Colorado stands compared to other states — and it doesn’t look good. While neighboring states have regained nearly all of the jobs lost last year, Colorado’s unemployment rate is […]

In the News: Five Organizations Working to Strengthen Local Economies

Prevailing ideology holds that companies and entrepreneurs drive a region’s economic development by creating new jobs and boosting tourism. In some circumstances, these entities can contribute to a community’s growth. In no particular order, here are a few organizations committed to supporting local businesses and boosting their success. … Next up at #2 is the […]

DBJ: Why Colorado business leaders have mixed reactions to special legislative session

By Ed Sealover for the Denver Business Journal Following a three-day special session in which Colorado legislators passed 10 bills, including eight with stimulus money for various sectors, business leaders said they are grateful for any aid but see it only offering marginal help to small firms reeling from coronavirus restrictions. Four of the 10 […]

CBS4 News Gives Prop 118 Ad a Reality Check

CBS4 News’ Shaun Boyd broke gave an ad from Proposition 118 supporters a reality check, finding that many of its assertions relating to cost and affordability are not based on facts. Watch the video on

DBJ: What’s at stake for business in Colorado’s state Senate races

By Ed Sealover for the Denver Business Journal. Colorado’s House and Senate chambers, both held by Democrats the past two years, aren’t flipping to Republicans in the November election, political observers say. But the margin by which Democrats control them — particularly the Senate — could have a big impact on business issues. While a […]

FOX 31: Paid family and medical leave on the ballot for Colorado voters

The Colorado Chamber’s Loren Furman spoke with Fox 31 News about Prop 118 this week: “The way it’s proposed, through the ballot initiative, is not sustainable. This tax, the more people that use the program, the more expensive it becomes. That’s the dilemma, really, that proponents have right now,” Loren Furman of the Colorado Chamber […]

DBJ: Business groups urge governor, Colorado regulators to not adopt 2,000-foot oil well setbacks

By Ed Sealover for the Denver Business Journal A collection of 41 Colorado businesses and business groups are asking Gov. Jared Polis and the state’s top oil and gas regulators to reconsider requiring oil and gas wells be at least 2,000 feet from homes. The letter, sent Monday, argued the 2,000-foot well setback being considered by the commissioners […]

Survey: Vast majority of Colorado employers offer telework during pandemic

Nearly nine in 10 employers offer partial or full teleworking during the pandemic, a late-July survey from the Colorado Chamber of Commerce has found. Three-fifths of companies that responded said remote working has not affected their productivity. The remainder were evenly split between businesses experiencing an increase in productivity and a decrease. Read the complete article by […]