Weekly News from COBRT - January 23rd, 2018
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January 23, 2018

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We want to say thank you to everyone who has made 2017 a great year for Colorado Business Roundtable. To help make 2018 an even better year, we want your comments, feedback, and suggestions on what you want to see from Colorado Business Roundtable. Please answer the questions below by January 26th.  

Just five days after 21 business groups from across Colorado asked the Legislature to dedicate at least $300 million a year in new money to transportation, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has asked legislative leaders for just half that much. 

In comments submitted to the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), Business Roundtable credited NIST for developing an updated Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. "We believe that NIST's leadership in developing the voluntary and risk-based Framework has improved our nation's cybersecurity posture," wrote Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer - North America, Accenture, and Chair of the Roundtable's Technology, Internet and Innovation Committee. "The Framework provides companies of all sizes with a flexible approach to evaluate their cybersecurity posture as threats and vulnerabilities evolve." Highlighting several key areas for improvement, Sweet expressed support for maintaining "a flexible, technology-neutral, and risk-based Framework developed through active collaboration with industry."

Denver has made Amazon.com Inc.'s short list for "HQ2." The Seattle-based e-commerce giant released a list of 20 cities that could end up with the company's coveted new $5 billion second headquarters campus that it says eventually will employ 50,000 people. 

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Cupertino, California - Apple announced a new set of investments to build on its commitment to support the American economy and it workforce, concentrated in three areas where Apple has had the greatest impact on job creation: direct employment by Apple, spending and investment with Apple's domestic suppliers and manufacturers, and fueling the fast-growing app economy which Apple created with iPhone and the App Store. Apple is already responsible for creating and supporting over 2 million jobs across the United States and expects to generate even more jobs as a result of the initiatives being announced today. 

With President Trump mulling changes and possible pullout, three local leaders weigh-in on the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement. 

Only a third of college students believe they'll graduate with "the skills and knowledge to be successful in the job market" a new study says. Read the report and also learn about the challenges faced by business owners seeking skilled employees in Best of the West. 

Be part of EARTHx, the nation's largest earth day environmental expo, conference and film festival, taking place April 20-22 in Dallas. The weekend event brings together 120,000+ people, including leading national companies, elected officials, media and not for profits involved in environmental issues. The Colorado Business Roundtable and Denver's Office of Sustainability, along with other key Colorado institutions and businesses, are supporting EARTHx. 

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Richard Eidlin at 303-478-0131 or richard.eidlin@eidlin.com. 

Have you ever wondered who owns who in the internet and social media world? This infographic displays the most popular internet companies and which are tied to which in terms of ownership. It includes companies like Facebook, Amazon, Uber, Paypal, and many more. 

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As immigration issues assume an increasingly prominent place in the national debate, the Business Roundtable Immigration Committee is refining its policy priorities, aided by the addition of seven new CEOs as Committee members. In a recent column, Committee Chair Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc., argued for legislative compromise on immigration issues, starting with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. "Solving America's many immigration challenges - controlling our borders, reforming the green card and work-based visa systems and addressing the undocumented - will not be easy," Robbins wrote. "A solution for Dreamers cannot wait - and it is a great place to start in tackling the other immigration issues that matter to our businesses and our country."

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