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February 27, 2018

Thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees who participated in the Republican Governor Candidate Forum last week. It was a great success. Click here to check out the pictures and press from the event. 
Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidates laid out a wide range of ideas Tuesday for changing policies established or backed by Gov. John Hickenlooper, from narrowing the job-growth tax incentive program to tearing into the budget of the Colorado Department of Transportation. 

We are excited to announce that Boeing is Colorado Business Roundtable's newest partner. Thank you Boeing for supporting Colorado Business Roundtable. 
Colorado Republican voters have a tough job ahead in deciding who to put on the general election ballot this fall in the Governor's race. The party's top four candidates are spilt by a hair on most issues - but there are subtle differences. 

A coalition of business leaders across the state took a major step this week toward asking Colorado voters to raise sales taxes for transportation, but even some who have long supported a tax hike for roads are now questioning whether the effort can succeed. 

That uncertainly cast a shadow over Thursday's long-awaited rollout of four potential ballot measures by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, which is seeking to generate as much as $5 billion for transportation projects. 

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper joined two other U.S. governors today to present what he called "a roadmap and pathway to success" in reforming the American health-care system. 

Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting, Democrat Hickenlooper, along with Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, made several broad demands of Congress and the Trump White House. 

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., February 20th, 2018 - FedEx Corp. announced the launch of its sixth annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest, which recognizes passionate and innovative small businesses from across the country who aspire to take their businesses to the next level. This year, the contest offers a total prize pool of $120,500 to ten U.S. based small businesses, including a credit for print and business services from FedEx Office. 

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Earlier this month, our very own Jeff Wasden spent a life-changing day in prison with Defy Ventures. Defy is a national entrepreneurship, employment, and character development training program that recognizes the potential of the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated to become successful, legal entrepreneurs. Defy offers intensive personal and leadership development, competition-based entrepreneurship training, executive mentoring, and business incubation.  
Business Roundtable Leaders Meet With President Trump
Chairman Jamie Dimon and two other Business Roundtable CEOs joined President Trump Thursday for a private White House dinner to discuss "strong, sustained economic growth and job creation," the Roundtable said today. Joining Dimon, Chairman & CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., were Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Inc. and Chair of the International Engagement Committee; and Mark Costa, Chairman and CEO of Eastman and Chair of the Smart Regulation Committee. Other issues discussed Thursday included tax reform, smart regulation across industries, infrastructure and international trade. 
Business Roundtable this past week reaffirmed the importance of maintaining strong protections for investors in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As negotiators prepared to meet in Mexico City, President & CEO Joshua Bolten said in a statement that weakening NAFTA's investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions would harm U.S. businesses and workers. Addressing other NAFTA issues, Bolten said, "A modernized NAFTA should strenthen intellectual property rights, promote digital trade in goods and services, and ensure fair competition with foreign state-owned enterprises." Bolten added that the agreement should secure economic reforms Mexico and Canada have adopted since NAFTA's signing concluding, "Instead of weakening NAFTA by removing ISDS, the Administration should focus on modernization proposals that will strengthen this trade agreement and create more economic opportunities for U.S. businesses and workers." In an August 2017 letter to Administration officials, Business Roundtable, the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce offered a broader set of arguments in supporting the ISDS process. 

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