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.
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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Governor Announces Plan

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the Colorado Innovation Network to promote collaboration among Colorado’s private, public and academic organizations. The Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) will stimulate economic growth, help create jobs and attract new businesses by supporting innovative business activities and establishing Colorado as the best state for business. “The Colorado Innovation Network is a roadmap
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