Weekly News from COBRT - December 19th, 2017
December 19, 2017

Thank you again to everyone who supported the Collaboration In Industry Awards. We have the videos from the awards that include Jim Clifton, Governor John Hickenlooper and Jacque Hinman's speeches. 
You can watch them here

On February 21st and March 29th, the Denver Business Journal and Colorado Business Roundtable will be hosting the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial primary business debates. The registration link is now live so you will want to get your tickets early. You can register for either debate or register for both and receive a discount. There are some fantastic partnership opportunities available. 

February 21st, 2018
7:00 am to 9:00 am 
History Colorado

March 29th, 2018
7:00 am to 9:00 am 
History Colorado

Contact Lisa Gregg to learn more about the event, sponsorship opportunities, and how you can be a part of these important business discussions as we bring the candidates together that will most likely lead our state for the next four years. 

It's going to be a busy few months in Washington as House and Senate leaders work out the differences between the tax reform bills passed by each chamber of Congress. 

While there is a lot of controversy surrounding both versions of the bill, Jeff Wasden, the president of the Colorado Business Roundtable, says the reforms are the types of things that Americans and Coloradans need. 

State Rep. Dan Nordberg plans to resign his legislative seat to serve as regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Adminstration, the Colorado Springs Republican announced Monday. 

His resignation takes effect at the beginning of January, and a GOP vacancy is scheduled to meet on Dec. 21 to fill the remainder of his term. 

Friday, January 19th from 7:00 am to 9:00 am at CU South Denver

South Metro Denver Chamber Economic Forecast Breakfast has proven to be informative, thought provoking and entertaining. Each year we invite you to hear from a distinguished panel of speakers to explore and shape our businesses, our state and our country for the upcoming year. 

When Congress passed the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), it opened the doors of learning and economic opportunity to all Americans regardless of their financial means. The law has benefited generations of students who might not otherwise have afforded college. It has also benefited our democracy and economy, providing the basis for a highly educated citizenry and workforce. The 50th anniversary of HEA is an opportunity to both celebrate its success and ensure it continues to expand opportunities for all Americans. In preparation for the re authorization of the Act, we offer a set of shared principles for policymakers to consider. The principles reflect our concern that HEA's current formulation is not adequately meeting the needs of students for high quality, affordable, and relevant educational opportunities. 
The FCC repealed its Obama-era net neutrality rules on Thursday, a step critics warn will upend the internet by allowing cable companies to control where their customers can go online. 

The vote capped months of debate pitting internet service providers and Republicans against tech companies and Democrats - along with a controversy over millions of fake public comments that flooded the FCC's website. 
This past week Colorado State University hosted some of the Colorado Business Roundtable team for a tour of the business school and new stadium. 
A committee appointed by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will explore whether Denver should bid on a future Winter Olympics and Paralympics. 

The panel will be led by Rob Cohen, Denver-based chairman & CEO of the IMA Financial Group. 

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WGA Chair and South Dakota Gov. Daugaard shared a video update at the 2017 Winter Meeting detailing the work accomplished during the first six months of the Western Governors' Workforce Development Initiative. 

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If you are interested in reading the remarks by President Trump on deregulation, please click here
Colorado has often been at the forefront of improving lives for everyone. DACA recipients, or DREAMers as they're also known, should be no exception. From health care to tax reform, this year Congress has focused on large legislation impacting all Americans. Our members of Congress should also remember the many contributions our DREAMers make to our communities and economy. It's time to improve their lives by once and for all creating certainty and clarity. 

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Listen at KDMT 1690 AM Denver's Money Talk from 
4-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or  live stream online. Podcasts are available at  www.cobrt.com/radio and on your favorite podcast app the day after live airing.

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2018 Economic Forecast Breakfast - South Metro Denver Chamber

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Colorado Gives a Damn - COBRT

State of Higher Education - COBRT

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