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Weekly News from COBRT - November 20, 2018

Colorado Business Roundtable would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! 
The Democrat discussed a range of issues in a telephone interview with Colorado Politics, including what kind of a mandate he believes voters handed him last week when he defeated Republican Walker Stapleton. 

The Champions in Industry Awards Luncheon is coming up soon. Register today to help Colorado Business Roundtable recognize some of the champions here in the Colorado business community. 

Join us on Monday, December 3rd from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm as we recognize champions in Colorado and hear from our keynote speaker, Reggie Rivers, former NFL running back discuss his views on what it means to be a champion. 

If you are interested in being a sponsor for the Champions in Industry Awards Luncheon, please contact Lisa Gregg at 303-394-6248 or lgregg@cobrt.com.


Jeff Wasden, President of the Colorado Business Roundtable was honored to be on the panel for the Leading the Way conference to discuss strengthening and growing America's economy. 
Colorado auto dealers will have to sell vehicles that meet more stringent emission standards beginning in 2022, thanks to a unanimous decision made Friday by the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission. After months of debate and discussion about clean air and the role of unelected government boards, the decision was resounding in its final form. Colorado will join 12 states and the District of Columbia in adopting California's rules for low-emissions vehicles, making the new cards sold in this state have to meet a high standard than the federal government requires and putting the state in place to reduce carbon-dioxide emission significantly in the next decade. 


Connect & Collaborate, the Voice of the Colorado Business Roundtable is honored to be awarded the number four spot on Feedspots Top 15 Podcasts You Must Subscribe and Listen To. 

We want to thank our Radio Partners for contributing to the show, Vital for Colorado, Colorado Workforce Development Council, American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado, Footers Catering, Manufacturer's Edge, and DORA Colorado. Connect & Collaborate wouldn't be the same without your valuable input. If you or your company would like to partner for a monthly show, please contact Alex Hopkins at alexh@cobrt.com.


Facebook targeted Denver more than three years ago for its next office because of its wealth of network talent - people who had vast experience in dealing with high amounts of internet traffic to handle the social network's 2.6 billion users worldwide. It started building its Denver team in late 2015 and this week announced the official opening of its permanent office downtown at 1900 16th St. Employees started working out of the 23,663 square foot space on the seventh floor of the building on Monday, Nov. 12. The new space was celebrated with a ribbon cutting, mimosas and a doughnut cake. 

In an interview at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit, Business Roundtable President & CEO Joshua Bolten lauded the positive economic effects of tax reform while cautioning against the Administration's trade policy and its reliance on unilateral tariffs. "On the corporate side, it was about making it possible for companies to do business in the United States on a competitive basis, and it is having that effect," he said. Bolten criticized the Administration's reliance on tariffs, particularly when dealing with China. "Companies are now very broadly in agreement that China has not behaved responsibly in the international trading environment," he said. "The specific mistake was imposing very broad-based, large tariffs as the opening gambit." Bolten also called for entitlement reform to counteract rising federal debt. See excerpts, Yahoo News coverage and video on tariffs and China.

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