New West demographics influencing small-town retail style

Changing demographics in the intermountain West are spurring a shift in commercial real estate development, with smaller retail stores thriving near residential development. The Sonoran Institute on Thursday released an analysis of commercial development across the West, revealing a growing desire for a mix of smaller homes, stores, businesses and workspaces in a single neighborhood. [...]

By | 2014-07-17T12:29:49+00:00 July 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Colorado employers plan pay raises averaging 2.8% next year

Colorado employers expect to raise their workers' pay by an average 2.8 percent next year, the same average increase as they projected for 2014. That's according to the latest annual Colorado Compensation Survey from the Mountain States Employers Council. Denver-based MSEC surveyed 444 Colorado employers in various business sectors with a combined 38,884 employees. Projected 2015 raises [...]

By | 2014-07-17T12:28:04+00:00 July 16th, 2014|Event|0 Comments

Colorado’s rosy economic prospects just got rosier, says CU-Boulder/Leeds forecast

The outlook for Colorado's economy — as predicted in a report Thursday from theUniversity of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business — is even better than it appeared in an upbeat CU-Boulder/Leeds report six months ago. The latest edition of CU's twice-yearly economic-outlook report says Colorado is likely to add 68,000 jobs by the end of this [...]

By | 2014-07-16T22:59:10+00:00 July 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Denver economic development office launches ‘Retail Attraction Program’

Denver’s Office of Economic Development (OED) has launched a new incentive program aimed at strengthening the city’s retail sector, adding jobs and increasing retail sales tax revenues for the city, Denver officials said Wednesday. The new “Retail Attraction Program,” funded initially with $200,000 approved in the 2014 city budget, provides an incentive pool for the [...]

By | 2014-07-16T22:57:11+00:00 July 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Colorado Supreme Court rejects challenges to Polis-backed oil & gas measures

The Colorado Supreme Court Monday blocked challenges to six ballot proposals backed by U.S. Rep. Jared Polisconcerning local regulation of oil and gas operations. The ruling means the campaign backing the measures can move forward with collecting signatures to put some of them before voters this fall. The court dismissed challenges to six ballot proposals: No. 85, 86, [...]

By | 2014-07-16T21:22:21+00:00 July 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Colorado small businesses added jobs again in June

For a second straight month, employment by small businesses in Colorado rose by 0.2 percent in June from the previous month, the state's biggest monthly gains of the year to date, according to a report Tuesday from Intuit Inc. The back-to-back monthly increases in May and June followed Colorado small-business job gains of 0.09 percent [...]

By | 2014-07-16T21:19:57+00:00 July 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Bob Beauprez names Dougco commissioner as running mate

Bob Beauprez has tapped Jill Repella as his choice for lieutenant governor, 9News reports. The Republican candidate in Colorado's gubernatorial race announced his pick Tuesday. Repella was elected to the Douglas County commission in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. The resident of Highlands Ranch said about Beauprez adding her to the ticket: "I am honored to be chosen as Bob [...]

By | 2014-07-16T21:17:36+00:00 July 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments