Weekly News from COBRT - June 19, 2018
June 19, 2018
SAVE THE DATE! View From The Top Is August 20th
The Denver Business Journal and Colorado Business Roundtable are pleased to present A View From The Top CEO Panel Luncheon. This year's event will be Monday, August 20th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at CU South Denver. This week we will be announcing who our CEOs are for the panel. Stayed tuned! 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) reduced taxes for the vast majority of Americans and has the potential to boost wages by encouraging new business investment. However, the impact could vary by household and geography. To illustrate the potential differences, the Tax Foundation has launched a new interactive map that allows users to see average 2018 tax cuts in their congressional district and across the country. 

President Donald J. Trump Is Achieving A Safe And Secure Future In Space
FURTHER SPACE DEVELOPMENT: President Donald J. Trump signed Space Policy Directive - 3 directing the United States to lead the management of traffic and mitigate the effects of debris in space. "This is a giant step toward inspiring future generations and toward reclaiming America's proud destiny in space," President Donald Trump.

Business Roundtable today issued a statement opposing the Administration's announcement it will impose a 25 percent tariff on Chinese goods. "Rather than allowing time for constructive negotiations to produce results, today's action invites China to hit back at American businesses, farmers, communities and families," the statement said, adding that risking a trade war was the wrong approach toward resolving the Administration's concerns about China's discriminatory practices. The statement concluded: "Business Roundtable also opposes the Administration's misguided focus on temporarily reducing America's trade deficit with China through goods purchases. To make lasting progress, the Administration should collaborate more with U.S. allies who have also been harmed by these practices to pressure China to implement tangible and enforceable reforms for the long term."

If your business is interested in learning more about apprenticeships with CareerWise Colorado, please come to their event at EKS&H on June 26th from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. At this event you can see accounting apprenticeships in action with their supervisors, leadership, and apprentices. 

At this event you can:
  • Meet current apprentices and their supervisors
  • Ask questions to apprentices and supervisors of how their experiences have been thus far
  • Learn about the work apprentices are doing and how they contribute to the bottom-line of EKS&H
  • Understand how an apprenticeship program can fit into your business's unique needs

'Workforce Wednesday' Series Adds CEO Statements, Company Profiles On Promoting Skills
Business Roundtable continues to add to its "Workforce Wednesday" blog series, highlighting the approach Business Roundtable CEOs and their companies have taken to improve workforce skills. Available at the Business Roundtable Blog and Twitter via the #WorkforceWednesday hashtag, the following posts were added in May:
Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Health
Mark J. Costa, Chairman and CEO of Eastman and Chair of the Business Roundtable Smart Regulation Committee (
Jim Goodnight, Co-Founder and CEO of SAS (
Hubert Joly, Chairman and CEO of Best Buy (
Lynn J. Good, Chairman, President and CEO of Duke Energy (
IBM acquired a Denver-based software company and plans to make it part of Big Blue's Intenet of things unit helping businesses make the best use of large physical assets. Armonk, New York-based IBM closed its purchase of Oniqua Holdings Pty Ltd. Thursday evening. Financial terms were not disclosed. 

Facebook Brings Community Boost Event To Denver
This week we hosted our sixth Facebook Community Boost in Denver at The Cable Center. We brought this program to the region to help equip local businesses, entrepreneurs and job seekers with digital skills training to grow their business and be more competitive. 

Colorado Oil And Gas Industry Gears Up For Major Ballot Fight
Colorado's largest oil and gas drillers are pouring money into political campaigns preparing for the possibility that voters will be ask to make decisions key to the industry's future in the state. Companies have given $10 million to the Protect Colorado effort supporting ballot campaigns this fall, according to state campaign finance reports. 

Cybersecurity is a cost of doing business with government-but it doesn't have to be an unreasonable financial hit. The most important message about being compliant with the NIST 800-171 guidelines is simply "get started". Put your action plan together and work the plan! This workshop will walk you through the cybersecurity guidelines, talk you through a preliminary self-assessment, and offer templates to help you define and implement your security program. Questions addressed during the workshop include the following:
  • Why should we care about cybersecurity and NIST 800-171?
  • What is at risk (business and contractual impact)?
  • What are current and emerging supply chain threat exposure concerns?
  • Which areas did DOD identify in recent audits as the most common for noncompliance?
  • Where do we start?
Let Manufacturer's Edge help you boost your cyber (and business) resiliency and defend your competitive position within the aerospace and defense supply chain. Don't be the weak link!

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - June 18, 2018 - Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., has been awarded a $79.6 million Task Order by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command / U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command to design and build affordable, flexible target missiles used for test and evaluation. The Tactical Range Air Defense Missile (TACRAM) effort is planned to begin immediately and could extend through April 2025. Under this contract, Teledyne Brown Engineering will develop realistic-threat ballistic target missiles, known as "Zombie" targets, for use in testing advance missile defense systems.

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