Weekly News from COBRT - February 20th, 2018
February 20, 2018

Last week Colorado Business Roundtable was honored to host Todd Johnson of Gallup and Willy Thiesen the Founder of Godfather's Pizza here in Denver for a day. We discussed workforce with OEDIT and CWDC and had them on Connect & Collaborate to discuss Gallup Builder's Initiative

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Zoe Baird, CEO and president of the Markle Foundation, announced that twenty governors are joining together to form the Skillful State Network, a collaboration to transform the U.S. labor market to scale to one that is skills-based, in which people can demonstrate or obtain the skills needed for good digital economy jobs. The Network marks the national expansion of Skillful, a Markle Foundation initiative incubated in Colorado, which leverages data and the very technologies that are disrupting the economy to achieve a skills-based labor market where employers are able to find the talent they need and individuals can continuously acquire new skills and keep with the space of change. Founding governors are committed to sharing what works and have made partnership and innovation in workforce development a state priority to enable their residents and local employers to thrive in the digital economy. 

In sunny California, Elon Musk is upending America's auto and space industries. And here, in a cold, gritty section of Brooklyn, his brother Kimbal has embarked on a project that's just as significant in its own way: Trying to reboot the food system. 

The younger Musk is the co-founder of Square Roots, an urban farming incubator with the goal of teaching young people how to farm in cities while preaching the importance of locally sourced, non-processed food. 

The Canadian parent company of DigitalGlobe is moving its headquarters to Westminster and plans to create as many as 856 new corporate jobs for the space technology company there in coming years. 

Maxar Technologies Ltd. makes satellites and develops related data and analysis services to companies and government agencies. 

Check out this ICOSA Media video interview with Kimbal Musk. Sandy Grason sits down with Kimbal, entrepreneur extraordinaire, to discuss everything from space travel to real food. 

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Eleven development deals brought thousands of jobs to Aurora in 2017 making it a record-breaking year, the Aurora Economic Development Council reports. 

The Aurora Economic Developemnt Council, which is a public private partnership representing the City of Aurora and Adams and Arapahoe Counties, said the city added 2,500 primary jobs. 

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Denver is contemplating making a bid to host the Winter Olympics in either 2026 or 2030. Denver7 is taking a 360 look at whether this is a good idea or simply nuts. 

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Rules for automotive content, one of the most contentious issues in NAFTA, will be among the first tackled at the upcoming seventh round of talks in Mexico City. 

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