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October 24, 2017
Throughout last week Colorado Business Roundtable has announced some of our finalists for the Collaboration in Industry Awards. Please join me in saying Congratulations to the finalists in these seven categories! 

Aerospace Category: Lockheed Martin, Space Foundation, and USAF Space and Missle Systems Center
Education & Workforce Category: Colorado State University-Global Campus, Colorado Succeeds, Junior Achievement, and The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technology
Energy Category: Vital for Colorado, Denver Petroleum Club & CU-Denver Global Energy Management Program, and Clean Energy Collective
Financial Services Category: JPMorgan Chase, ACG, and FirstBank
Government & Economic Development Category: City of Denver, EDCC & OEDIT, and Denver Regional Councils of Governments
Technology Category: IBM, Colorado Technology Foundation, and Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization (C-TRAC)
Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Category: The Historic Hot Springs Loop, Colorado Tourism Office/Colorado Tourism Industry, and Cabela's 

Look for next week's newsletter to find out the finalists in the other categories or check Colorado Business Roundtable's social media everyday to see the announcement of new finalists. 
WASHINGTON, DC - Following President Donald J. Trump's Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeships in America, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today announced members of the President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. The Task Force - representing companies, trade and industry groups, educational institutions, and labor unions - brings to the table substantial workforce development experience in addressing the nation's skills gap. 

The Colorado Association of Homebuilders Tuesday announced that it has named Ted Leighty as its new CEO. 

Leighty, formerly vice president of government affairs for the Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR), will start his new job on Nov. 1. 
 
Metro Denver is in the running for Amazon HQ2 - but it's a very crowded field. By all accounts, the bids to land Amazon's second North America headquarters are piling up at the company's doorstep in Seattle on the deadline date set by the company, although few of those details have been made public to the very people with the most on the line: Taxpayers.

Cities and states across the country - including metro Denver - have been falling over themselves to compete for what has been called the largest economic development opportunity in a generation. 

Denver Business Leader Roundtable on Education Reform on October 18th with Congressman Jared Polis
Senate Republicans took the first step Thursday evening toward passing a tax plan and fulfilling a long-held campaign pledge. 

Senators narrowly voted 51-49 to pass the fiscal 2018 budget after a grueling hours-long marathon on the Senate floor. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined with every Democrat and independent to vote against the bill. 

The Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their state's tax systems compare. While there are many ways to show how much is collected in taxes by state governments, the Index is designed to show how well states structure their tax systems, and provides a roadmap for improvement. 

Check out this report that shows the economic and fiscal impacts of restricting housing growth in the city of Lakewood, Colorado. 
 

Josh Bolten, Business Roundtable president and CEO, discusses the budget vote in the Senate and what it means for the future of tax reform. 
 
Redistricting Initiative Proponents: Stop the Games, Let's Reform Redistricting
(DENVER, CO) -  Following a statewide discussion generated by the submission of redistricting ballot initiatives in early September, Fair Districts Colorado filled three new proposals with the Office of Legislative Council. After more than a month in the public eye, the committee behind the initiatives says it's listening. 

The University of Denver will launch a technological performance arts center after receiving a $20 million gift from Dennis Law and his mother Loretta Law, the university announced Monday. 

The gift, which includes seed capital and long-term funding, will establish the Joseph and Loretta Law Institute of Arts and Technology (LIAT), an education center where students will use the latest artistic technology, as well as attend seminars, workshops and performances. 

 
The Clean Energy Means Business Corporate Summit, presented by the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA), will bring together leaders in the business community and clean energy experts from throughout the Mountain West to collaborate and share insights on corporate clean energy development. In this two-day event you will learn the latest innovative strategies for effectively managing energy costs with clean energy solutions. 

Registration is discounted through promo code COSEIA195.

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Stream or Download These Recent Episodes
See all at our events page and use this contact form to add yours!
Colorado Crowdfunding Forum - University of Colorado Denver Business School

10/30-31/2017
25th Fall Conference & Exhibition - Colorado Nonprofit Association

11/7/2017 - 11/8/2017
Clean Energy Means Business Corporate Summit - Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association

11/9/2017
2017 Annual Meeting & Luncheon - Colorado Oil & Gas Association

11/16/2017
4th Annual Legislative Reception - Colorado Business Roundtable

11/17/2017
2017 Annual Luncheon - Denver South Economic Development Partnership

12/6/2017
 2017 CSBR Roundup - Colorado Space Business Roundtable

12/7/2017

12/11/2017
Colorado Business Economic Outlook 2018 Forum - University of Colorado Boulder


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