Weekly News from COBRT - July 17, 2018
July 17, 2018
CEOs From Western Union, Jacobs Engineering, And Red Robin Are Speaking At View From The Top On August 20th
You don't want to miss out on the View From The Top hosted by the Denver Business Journal and Colorado Business Roundtable.  This year's event will be Monday, August 20th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at CU South Denver. We will be having three amazing CEOs speaking on our panel. The CEOs include Steven Demetriou of Jacobs Engineering, Hikmet Ersek of Western Union, and Denny Marie Post of Red Robin International. Register today so you don't miss out on this amazing event. 

Nearly 300 nominations for the Denver Business Journal's annual Outstanding Women in Business awards have been whittled down to 36 finalists, as we celebrate our 20th class. The DBJ honors women for their accomplishments in 12 industry categories: architecture, engineering and construction; banking, finance and accounting; communications, media and public relations; education, government and nonprofits; energy; health care; large business owners (more than 20 employees); law; Mile High Leaders (industries that don't fit neatly into existing categories); real estate; small business owners (20 or fewer employees); and technology and telecommunications. 

Proponents of an education ballot measure became the first of many who will turn in petition signatures for proposals they hope will make it to Colorado's November ballot. Backers of the "Great Schools, Thriving Communities" ballot measure turned in what they said were between 170,000 and 180,000 signatures in 61 boxes just after 2 p.m. This is also the first ballot measure to file petition signatures under stricter requirements for changing the Colorado Constitution and approved by voters in the 2016 election. 

Tracking The Economic Impact Of U.S. Tariffs And Retaliatory Actions
The Trump administration has imposed and threatened several rounds of tariffs in 2018, and other countries have responded to these measures in kind. Using the Tax Foundation Taxes and Growth Model, we analyze the effects of enacted, threatened, and retaliatory tariffs on the United States economy. Tariffs damage economic well-being, and lead to a net loss in production and jobs, and lower levels of income. 

States Of Migration: Where Coloradans Are Moving, And Who's Replacing Them
Despite a recent downturn in the number of people entering the state, Colorado, and Denver in particular, remains a hotbed of migration. Two ZIP codes in the Denver metro area - 80007 in northwest Arvada, and 80238 in the Stapleton area - were among the fastest growing Zip codes in the state from 2015 to 2016. But where are all of those out-of-staters coming from, and where are Colorado residents headed when they decide to seek greener pastures? Data from the U.S. Census Bureau highlights the migration trends that are shaping nearly every aspect of our state, from workplace numbers to housing prices. 

Jared Polis has chosen as his gubernatorial running mate Dianne Primavera, former Broomfield state legislator and current CEO of Susan G. Komen Colorado. The Twitter account for Polis's campaign announced the Boulder Democrat would be announcing his pick for lietenant governor at 6 p.m., then trickled clues throughout the day: the person is a native of Colorado, a new grandparent, an owner of two dogs and two fish, and an avid dancer. 

In choosing Colorado state Rep. Lang Sias Wednesday as his running mate for the November election, Republican gubernatorial nominee Walker Stapleton picked up a four-year legislator who has not been a headline-grabber but who has concentrated on regulatory issues, both working across the aisle to pass reform bills and siding with Republicans and business groups on bigger-picture employer-employee relations efforts. 

Celebrate the opening of Wings Over the Rockies' Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery, phase one of Wings Exploration of Flight campus. Enjoy a weekend of games, activities, music, exploration and flight as Wings Over the Rockies proudly opens its second facility at Centennial Airport.

Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight Grand Opening Weekend
Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WASHINGTON - NASA has issued a call for proposals to construct a second mobile launch platform that will be used by an upgraded version of the Space Launch System rocket starting in the early 2020s. NASA issued a solicitation June 29 for Mobile Launcher 2 (ML2), its name for the second platform. The procurement will go in a two-step process, starting with a request for qualifications due at the end of July. NASA plans to invite up to five companies from that initial phase to submit full-pledged proposals, due in November. 

Millennials - yes, the mysterious generation that every marketer, news outlet and member of any previous generation are still trying to understand - have become the biggest cohort in today's American workforce. According to Pew Research Center, more than 35 percent of the U.S. workforce is made up of millennials. And they are making their presence felt. As millennials continue to dominate the labor market, they will also grow into leadership roles, create new companies and alter the way business is done on a broad scale. Businesses will have to conform their processes and strategies to this largest generation in American history. 

Washington - In testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations today, Business Roundtable President & CEO Joshua Bolten called on Congress to assert its constitutional authority when a president misuses Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to restrict trade. On behalf of Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies who collectively employ more than 16 million people, Bolten expressed support for Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Corker's bipartisan bill to require approval of tariffs designated under Section 232 as well as other legislative approaches that would advance the goal of preventing the misuse of 232. 

Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership (NOCO), held their All Members meeting on July 12th at EWI in Loveland and included a networking celebration of the partnership's 5 year anniversary.  The attendance was at capacity with an outstanding energy level as manufacturers and service providers network and partner together to solve problems and grow manufacturing in Northern Colorado. 

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