Every day, businesses provide Coloradans across our state with income and benefits, valuable products and services, tax revenue, and vital funding for charities. The Colorado Business Roundtable engages with elected leaders, business and nonprofit leaders, and other strategic allies to improve the business climate in our state by unapologetically amplifying the voice of business in all four corners of Colorado.
The Business Roundtable Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation:
Each of our stakeholders is essential. We commit to deliver value to all of them for the future success of our companies, our communities and our country.
- Delivering value to our customers.
- Investing in our employees.
- Dealing fairly and ethically with our suppliers.
- Supporting the communities in which we work.
- Generating long-term value for shareholders, who provide the capital that allows companies to invest, grow and innovate.
Colorado Business Roundtable is Unique:
As an affiliate of National Business Roundtable…
- We represent America’s biggest companies.
- We work on public policy issues that affect our members primarily in Colorado, nationally and internationally.
- We unapologetically tell the story that business is good.
- We represent business in all four corners of Colorado, not just Denver.
Colorado Business Roundtable supports policies that encourage job attraction and retention, attainable housing, living wage jobs, and a quality health care system that is affordable and transparent.
Colorado Business Roundtable supports unwinding the unnecessary complexity of Colorado’s sales tax system that stifles continued growth of Colorado’s economy. We support a tax rate and code that is competitive, fair and easy to navigate.
Our education system is the direct pipeline to our future workforce and is vital to Colorado’s overall ability to attract and retain companies. Employers are struggling to find talent with the right skill set ready to enter the workforce without significant onboarding, remedial work, or upskilling.
Colorado needs to continue to prioritize creating a pipeline and cultivating individuals to fill the highly skilled jobs our diverse economy demands.
Transportation Funding and Infrastructure
Companies need access to an educated and trained workforce to compete globally. We need to reform our broken visa system, fix our legal immigration, and remove the magnet that attracts illegal immigration.
COBRT has received the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Donor Advised Fund Grant to hire an Immigration Project Manager to coordinate research, advocacy and education activities among COBRT’s membership and the business community. COBRT is actively leading the business case for immigration reform.
We champion innovative legislative and policy initiatives with Governors, Mayors, and state legislators across the nation, leveraging technology as an innovation driver to secure better outcomes focused on K-20 education policy, coding, career pathways and workforce development. The Colorado Business Roundtable has provided a valuable platform to work collaboratively with other businesses for our work in Colorado.
Colorado Business Roundtable unapologetically tells the story that business is good and represents Colorado’s largest businesses across the state. Because of COBRT, policy makers, regulators and decision makers at every level hear about impact of regulation, unfunded mandates, and taxation on our businesses, our employees, and our communities.
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