The Colorado Business Roundtable (COBRT) incorporates four pillars for which we stand on. These pillars form the foundation which supports our goals for a healthy free-market system and a strong, stable economy for all Coloradans. These pillars include a competitive tax and regulatory agenda; developing and attracting a robust Colorado workforce, both now and in the future; a forward-thinking, sustainable infrastructure; and purposeful leadership to improve communities for the citizenry of Colorado.
Prioritize a Competitive Tax and Regulatory Agenda
Sustainable economic growth can be maximized when we achieve a business-friendly regulatory balance and support fiscal policies that incentivize innovation, job attraction, and retention. Colorado competes for jobs nationally and globally, and we need to be mindful of how we are positioned in the wider marketplace for future residents and employers. Important factors include: Smart Regulation, Tax Policy, Economic Growth.
Reimagine Colorado’s Workforce
Building a “tomorrow-ready” workforce requires modernizing training pipelines, embracing technology, and strengthening post-secondary education options so Colorado’s youth and working adults can secure fulfilling jobs and sustainable career pathways.
Important areas include: Education Continuum, Workforce Preparation/Exposure, Skills-Based Jobs, Immigration.
Invest in a Future-Forward Infrastructure
A future-forward infrastructure system is critical to unleashing Colorado’s long-term competitive potential. Colorado must focus on issues such as mobility, energy, and broadband/5G because they are the backbone to support a strong economy, business growth, opportunity, and quality of life. Important areas include: Transportation, Natural Resources, Technology.
Community Pillar: Lead with Purpose
Successful organizations that enhance our Colorado communities lead with purpose. They not only provide career opportunities, but they take ongoing, significant action to support people in need and improve quality of life. Their passion for philanthropic giving, community engagement and commitment to environmental and social responsibility has a profound impact on the lives of thousands of Coloradans. Important areas include: Profits and Purpose, Affordability, Community Safety, Health and Well-Being.
The Boeing Vision is an expression of our company’s purpose and values, designed to inspire and focus all employees on a shared future and to reaffirm that, together, we can meet the challenges that lie ahead. That’s why our work with Colorado Business Roundtable is so important. Our business imperative which is to ‘Deliver Superior Value to Customers, Employees, Shareholders, Communities and Partners’ aligns very well with the Colorado Business Roundtable stated purpose. Together we understand that our ultimate business success is intertwined with the success of our larger community here in Colorado.
Throughout all my work in Colorado, a common thread is my passion for economic public policy and opportunity. When businesses flourish and produce jobs, families thrive. That’s why I’m so honored to be the President of the Colorado Business Roundtable. I’m eager to amplify our pro-business mission and tell the story that business is good.