Weekly News from COBRT - May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018

Colorado Business Roundtable is excited to be a new EXIM Alliance member. We can now connect our partners with the tools you need to compete in global markets. 

Transportation Coalition - Colorado Business Roundtable Wants Your Opinion
Colorado Business Roundtable has long advocated for increased funding for transportation. The business community understands the negative impact congestion, damage to vehicles, our workforce and public safety issues, as well as our overall productivity and competitiveness. Our last two Moving Colorado Forward events highlighted the growing frustration and demand for action. There are two proposals being advanced to November's ballot- one being led by a strong business coalition that asks for a sustainable, new funding source and another that seeks to bond for the Tier I list. We would like to hear from you on what proposal you would like to see that works for you, your company, and your employees. Please share your thoughts with me directly at jwasden@cobrt.com 

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!

A new report ranking housing costs and quality of life puts Denver No. 6 nationally on a list of cities competing for Amazon.com Inc.'s new HQ2. The May 2018 issue of the Housing News Report, published by Attom Data Solutions, ranks the 19 U.S. finalists for Amazon HQ2 "on seven factors impacting housing market health and quality of life for prospective home buyers and homeowners." 

The Denver Business Journal awarded its 2018 Small Business Awards honors at a sold-out cocktail reception this evening at the Four Season Hotel Denver. 

The winners were selected based on a number of factors, including financial performance, historical achievements, contributions to industry, contributions to the local economy and potential to shape metro Denver's business community. 

Our partner, FWD.us, is collaborating on Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM) this month. The campaign is a nationwide effort to gather and share the inspirational stories of immigrants in America. The majority of Americans have an immigrant story. Whether your family came to this country last year or more than a century ago, you have an immigrant heritage that has helped to shape who you are. This month, share your story on social media with the hasthags #CelebrateImmigrants #ImmigrantHeritageMonth #iamanimmigrant or #IStandWithImmigrants and see what others are sharing! For more information on how to get more involved contact kaytia@fwd.usor attend our Denver #IHM event.
Twenty-five years after its founding near the University of Denver and just six months after announcing it had signed a lease to consolidate its disparate Denver corporate employees in a headquarters in a new downtown skyscraper, Chipotle Mexican Grill is leaving its hometown to locate near the home of its new CEO. 

The oil and gas industry's next-gen wildcatters are mining big data to find their next big strike. And Austin Akers, 31, the CEO and co-founder of Bison Oil & Gas Partners LLC, a private energy company based in Denver, has already found success in the field. The company, founded in 2015 with $75 million in private equity backing from Houston-based Carnelian Energy Capital Management, is in its second incarnation, known as Bison II, after Bison I assembled and sold off acreage east of Aurora to Denver's Extraction Oil & Gas in 2017. 

Congressman Mike Coffman addressed Citizens for Space Exploration DC fly-in participants and discussed Colorado's role in shaping America's aerospace future.  
Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2017, real GDP increased 2.9 percent. Profits from current production (corporate profits with inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment) decreased $12.4 billion in the first quarter, compared with a decrease of $1.1 billion in the fourth quarter. 

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