Voices of Business:
Shaping Policy for Colorado’s Economic Future
Faces of Business
Colorado’s business community is thriving and full of innovative and dynamic companies that are leading the way in their industries. But we know that success isn’t guaranteed. That’s why the Colorado Business Roundtable is committed to advocating for smart policies that create an equal opportunity for all businesses to succeed. By supporting policies that incentivize innovation and job creation, we can ensure that Colorado remains a competitive player in the global marketplace.
In the “Voices of Business” video series, Colorado CEOs, market presidents, and business experts share their perspectives on top-of-mind issues impacting the business community and answer the question, “Where do we go from here?” By hearing their stories, we gain a deeper understanding of the obstacles faced by those leading and expanding businesses in the state and witness firsthand the impact of Colorado’s entrepreneurial spirit on our economy.
From all walks of life, these individuals are our neighbors, friends, and fellow Coloradans. Together, they are driving Colorado’s business community towards a strong future, where success is shared by all.
The Colorado Business Roundtable (COBRT) upholds four pillars that form the foundation for our goals of a healthy free-market system and a strong, stable economy for all Coloradans. These pillars include a competitive tax and regulatory agenda, developing and attracting a robust Colorado workforce for now and the future, building a forward-thinking, sustainable infrastructure, and purposeful leadership to improve communities for the citizens of Colorado.
PRIORITIZE A COMPETITIVE TAX AND REGULATORY AGENDA
Key areas include:
Smart Regulation, Tax Policy, Economic Growth
INVEST IN A FUTURE-FORWARD INFRASTRUCTURE
Key areas include:
Transportation, Natural Resources, Technology
Sustainable economic growth can be maximized when we achieve a business-friendly regulatory balance and support fiscal policies that incentivize innovation, job attraction, and retention. Colorado competes for jobs nationally and globally, and we need to be mindful of how we are positioned in the wider marketplace for future residents and employers.
Building a “Tomorrow-Ready” Workforce Requires Modernizing Training Pipelines, Embracing Technology, and Strengthening Post-Secondary Education Options so Colorado’s Youth and Working Adults Can Secure Fulfilling Jobs and Sustainable Career Pathways.
Successful organizations that enhance our Colorado communities lead with purpose. They not only provide career opportunities, but they take ongoing, significant action to support people in need and improve quality of life. Their passion for philanthropic giving, community engagement and commitment to environmental and social responsibility has a profound impact on the lives of thousands of Coloradans.
A future-forward infrastructure system is critical to unleashing Colorado’s long-term competitive potential. Colorado must focus on issues such as mobility, energy, and broadband/5G because they are the backbone to support a strong economy, business growth, opportunity, and quality of life.