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April 30, 2019

COBRT & CiviCO hosted the inaugural State of the State Luncheon with Governor Polis.
Click here to view more photos from the event.

Kent Thiry, who has led Denver-based DaVita Inc. for two decades as CEO, is stepping down as part of an ongoing leadership succession plan, the company announced Monday.

DaVita (NYSE: DVA) has named Javier Rodriguez, who has served as CEO of the company's kidney care division since 2014, its new CEO effective June 1.

Regulators have approved Xcel Energy building a massive eastern Colorado wind farm using turbine technology produced in the state. 

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday authorized Xcel taking over construction of the 500-megawatt Cheyenne Ridge Wind Project and associated transmission lines, projects estimated to cost $743 million.

COBRT was honored to partner with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and to have
president Jeff Wasden speak the recent event.
U.S. GDP grew by 3.2 percent in Q1 2019, the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today in its advance estimate for the quarter. The Q1 growth, well above expectations, reversed the economy's recent trend of deceleration and was supported by growth in net exports, government spending and private inventories. Consumer spending and business investment also contributed to growth, even as they slowed noticeably from Q4 2018.

After the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark 2018 South Dakota v. Wayfair decision, many states quickly adopted laws like South Dakota's to establish good legal standing for remote sales tax collection. For some states, this process was as simple as adopting a de minimis exemption to protect small retailers conducting only limited business in a state. For other states, this task remains ongoing-and the process has been anything but simple.

Colorado, notorious for having one of the most complex sales tax systems in the country, is one of the states still grappling with this challenge. 

Ball Corp. will buy enough wind and solar power under two new agreements to equal the electricity use of its North American business and offset half of the company's global greenhouse gas emissions.

The Broomfield-based beverage packaging and aerospace company (NYSE: BLL) on Thursday announced virtual power purchase agreements for 388 megawatts of power produced by wind and solar projects in Oklahoma and Texas expected to come online by the end of 2021.

While business groups may have celebrated briefly Wednesday that they had won this year's battle over the establishment of a mandatory paid-family-leave program for all private-sector workers in Colorado, they immediately began girding for the next fight - the creation of a task force that will recommend whether a proposal expected to be brought forward next year looks any different than this year's controversial version.

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