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

Colorado Business Roundtable is excited to share the latest testimonial video with Becky Takeda-Tinker, President of Colorado State University-Global. CSU-Global has been a big supporter of the roundtable, and we appreciate their partnership. Thank you CSU-Global for all the support you have given us over the years. 

Please join us on Monday, December 3rd from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm as we recognize these champions and hear from our keynote speaker, Reggie Rivers, former NFL running back discuss his views on being a champion throughout his life.

Reggie Rivers is a former NFL running back who played six seasons with the Denver Broncos during the 1990s. Reggie is a media personality and business owner, who has worked in newspaper, radio and television in Denver. He graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Journalism, and he earned a Master's Degree in Global Studies from the University of Denver. He has written five books, the latest is the award winning novel, "The Colony: A Political Tale."

This event offers the opportunity for Colorado Business Roundtable to recognize the champions within Colorado who stand out and make a difference in their industry.

While Colorado's attorney-general hopefuls offer vast differences on a variety of business issues - from oil and gas regulation to health care to enforcement of cybersecurity laws on businesses - their diverging outlooks boil down to whether the next person to hold the office should be an activist taking on the federal government or an enforcer of state laws who isn't looking to pick fights. 

As we have traveled around the country talking to small-business owners and American workers, we've consistently heard that health insurance is unaffordable and workers need more options. The data back up their concerns. As insurance costs have risen since 2020, the share of workers at firms with between three and 24 workers covered by employer health benefits has fallen from 44% to 30%. For firms that employ 25 to 49 workers, the share of workers covered by employer health benefits has fallen from 59% to 44%. 

Register today for the 5th Annual Legislative Reception! 

Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped by Denver Saturday to campaign for re-districting measures that voters will see on the ballot November 6. He didn't hesitate to take advantage of his Hollywood star power. "Let's terminate gerrymandering," he said to a cheering crown on the DU campus. Schwarzenegger already changed the way California maps congressional districts when he was Governor there. Now, he's pushing for something similar in Colorado. 

Fix the Debt and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted an event on Capitol Hill last week. Our nation's fiscal health is important to the business community as it drives investment, innovation, hiring, and confidence. Colorado Business Roundtable has been a long time partner of Fix the Debt in Colorado and will continue to engage and bring opportunities for business leaders to learn more and contribute to solving our fiscal crisis.
The Clean Energy Means Business Buyer's Summit is the Mountain West's premier event for municipal, commercial and non-profit energy management and sustainability leaders and decision makers seeking to reduce energy costs, manage energy risks, and further sustainability initiatives through implementing clean energy solutions. 

CEMB's content will provide decision makers the insights to and understanding of the financial, social, and environmental performance metrics that which must be ed to be considered in evaluating clean energy solutions. The Summit will equip participants with meaningful information to help them impact the financial performance of their organizations. Clean Energy Means Business' networking environment offers the opportunity to meet connect with other decision makers and industry specialists.

It's not that traffic congestion in the Denver south region is necessarily new, but anyone who's been in the area for a while has seen it steadily become more and more of an issue. Nationally, analysts estimate that traffic congestion is collectively costing commuters hundreds of billions of dollars. And it's not just traffic - potholes, highways in need of repair and sprawling communities all add pressure on transportation needs in Denver south. 

Aerospace is a key industry in Colorado. Colorado's aerospace companies provide a full spectrum of products for commercial, military, and civil space applications. COBRT President Jeff Wasden recently attended Transformers: Space event in Washington DC with Vice President Pence, Chairman of the National Space Council. The Washington Post event brought together industry leaders from across the country. Boeing was a key sponsor of the event. With the administration's announcement of a space force, Colorado has the potential to not only to remain at the forefront of cutting edge space conversations , but generate additional business opportunities. COBRT is proud to support many of the aerospace companies doing business in Colorado. 
The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2018, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported today in its advance estimate for Q3 GDP, a moderation of Q2's 4.2 percent increase. Consumer spending, government spending and private inventories all expanded robustly. However, net exports and residential investment both contracted, subtracting nearly two full percentage points from growth. Meanwhile, business investment decelerated sharply from Q2 but still expanded slightly. For analysis, see The Top Line online here
After a little more than five weeks, CEO videos promoting the Business Roundtable sustainability campaign have reached more than nine million people through unpaid social media (organic impressions). The #EmbracingSustainability campaign featured its 18th CEO video challenge today, as David Seaton described the efforts of his company, Fluor. Other videos released in recent weeks came from Arne Sorenson; Marriott; Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo; Rich Lesser, Boston Consulting Group; Darren Woods, ExxonMobil; and Doug Peterson, S&P Global. In total, more than 100 CEOs will contribute videos to the campaign that continues through the spring.

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4-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or  live stream online. Podcasts are available at  http://www.cobrt.com/radio-podcast and on your favorite podcast app the day after live airing.

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