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Colorado Chamber President & CEO Underscores Threats to Colorado’s Competitiveness

  Colorado Chamber President and CEO Loren Furman and Colorado Oil and Gas Association President and CEO Dan Haley were featured on the Make Action Happen Podcast on Wednesday to discuss legislation at the capitol and Colorado’s overall business climate. The pair discussed how HB 1294 (Pollution Protection Measures) and the proposed Utility Rate Regulation […]

Montrose Press: Montrose sees first-quarter jump in job vacancies

Four months into 2023, Montrose is near the front of the pack statewide when it comes to percentage-based increases in job vacancies, with 594 total jobs open as of April 1. This can mean local employers are either creating new jobs or struggling to fill open ones — or both. “It can be a double-edged […]

Westword: Ten Things to Do for Free in Denver This Week

There’s a big week full of free fun ahead, with Earth Day celebrations starting on Friday. But don’t wait until then to get out and about. Keep reading for ten of the best free things to do this week, and watch for updates: … 2023 National Civics Bee Wednesday, April 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., […]

U.S. Chamber: Coalition Comments on FTC Proposed Rule to Ban Noncompetes

The undersigned organizations, who together represent businesses that provide goods and services to virtually every American in every corner of the country, submit these comments regarding the proposed Noncompete Rule.  We strongly oppose the proposal because noncompetes serve vital business and employee interests and because the FTC lacks legal authority to issue the proposed rule. […]

DBJ: Colorado oil companies, industry gear up to fight proposed ozone legislation

Colorado’s oil industry is gearing up for its biggest legislative fight in years due to a bill in the state Legislature that proposes sweeping changes to tighten state regulation of ozone-causing air pollution. The bill, introduced Friday, April 14, and sponsored by 30 Democrats, would subject new oil wells and natural gas wells to greater […]

Ark Valley Voice: Public to Cheer on National Civics Bee Finals in Buena Vista

Excitement is building as the Top 20 applicants in the First Annual Buena Vista/National Civics Bee head to the Ivy Ballroom at the Surf Hotel for an evening of competition narrowing the field to three local finalists who will go on to state competition in Denver in-mid-May. “It’s so awesome seeing what is important to […]

The Sentinel: Economic news is a mixed bag

Grand Junction got some good economic news in a quarterly jobs report by the Colorado Chamber of Commerce and technology firm Aspen Technology Labs (ATL), but our average wages are still lagging. The city has seen a 7% reduction in job postings since Jan. 1 — leading all major cities in Colorado, according to reporting […]

The Sentinel: GJ, Colorado Chambers of Commerce meet to discuss business landscape

Grand Junction has seen a 7% reduction in job postings since Jan. 1 — leading all major cities in Colorado. That’s according to a quarterly jobs report by the Colorado Chamber of Commerce and technology firm Aspen Technology Labs (ATL), which compiled job and salary data from around the state to paint a picture of […]

DBJ: Colorado House begins debate on eliminating local housing growth caps

Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would eliminate caps placed on housing growth at the local level. House Bill 23-1255 would override local ordinances to restrict growth through, for example, limiting the number of building permits. Supporters applaud the bill’s sponsors Democrat representatives William Lindstedt, Ruby Dickson and Julie Gonzales for addressing what several […]

Colorado Politics: Bill advances to lower threshold for workplace harassment in Colorado

When a cook at Marie Evenson’s job repeatedly grabbed her around the waist, she reported him to a manager. One week later, she was fired for not “fitting in” to the workplace environment. … Nearly three dozen organizations registered against the bill, including the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Municipal League, Colorado Retail Council, Economic Development Council […]