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Addressing Immigration: How This Key Issue is Shaping the 2024 Election and U.S. Policy

Immigration is a top-of-mind topic these days. It was Trump’s strong suit in getting the Republican nomination in 2016 and will continue as his lead card to play in this year’s election. READ: Challenges Ahead — Economic Concerns and Inflation Spell Trouble for 2024 Elections A Gallup poll shows voter concern over immigration[...]

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Business Insights

The Rise of Sports Megapolises and Entertainment Complexes — What it Really Means for Sports Fans in America

I have seen the future of sports. It’s a $27 margarita. Or a $36 “gourmet” hot dog. Maybe a $120 parking tab, the sting eased by the fact that a nice-smelling valet just fetched your car. It’s about a lovely day at the Sports Megapolis, where you won’t even realize you just spent next month’s Xcel Energy payment bec[...]

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Culture

Can America Really ‘Return to the Office’? And, Even if We Could, Should We?

Someone asked me recently if I exercised regularly — which I do — but it turned out to be a way of proselytizing for running as an exercise. “The only thing about me that runs is my nose,” I replied. I don’t suppose that this is what is meant by a running gag, but it worked — he moved on to someone else for a runnin[...]

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Community News

Colorado’s State Arts Agency Gets First Budget Increase in Over a Decade

On Monday, April 29, Governor Polis signed Colorado’s FY24-25 state budget, which included $1.25 Million in additional operating funds to Colorado’s state arts agency, Colorado Creative Industries (CCI). This is the agency’s first operating budget increase in over a decade. READ: Governor Polis, OEDIT Announce 180 Small B[...]

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Business Insights

New Study Shows U.S. Businesses Are Slowly Implementing AI — and Colorado is Leading the Charge

The rate of businesses in the U.S. using AI is still relatively small but growing rapidly. A new paper by U.S. Census Bureau researchers says overall use of AI by businesses in the U.S. rose from 3.7% last fall to 5.4% in February. Leading the way were firms in information technology and professional services, and in locations lik[...]

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Featured Articles

What If the Fed Doesn’t Cut Rates in 2024? Implications for Stocks, Bonds, and the Housing Market

What happens to stocks, bonds and the housing market if the Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) doesn’t cut interest rates this year? This is what seems to be on everyone’s mind. Investors have been betting on rate cuts since last November, and this assumption has been the primary driver of the great stock market returns throug[...]

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Companies

Made in Colorado (Spring 2024): Alexxander Designs and Kargo Gear

All Made In Colorado’s featured companies have at least one thing in common: They all make products in Colorado.  It underlines the sheer breadth of the products made in Colorado. While the Colorado manufacturing base is not as established as places like the Rust Belt and the Southeast, it is also unconstrained by tradition and[...]

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Companies

Made in Colorado (Spring 2024): SOM Footwear

All Made In Colorado’s featured companies have at least one thing in common: They all make products in Colorado.  It underlines the sheer breadth of the products made in Colorado. While the Colorado manufacturing base is not as established as places like the Rust Belt and the Southeast, it is also unconstrained by tradition and[...]

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Companies

Made in Colorado (Spring 2024): River Station Gear

All Made In Colorado’s featured companies have at least one thing in common: They all make products in Colorado.  It underlines the sheer breadth of the products made in Colorado. While the Colorado manufacturing base is not as established as places like the Rust Belt and the Southeast, it is also unconstrained by tradition and[...]

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Companies

Made in Colorado (Spring 2024): Land Ark RV

All Made In Colorado’s featured companies have at least one thing in common: They all make products in Colorado.  It underlines the sheer breadth of the products made in Colorado. While the Colorado manufacturing base is not as established as places like the Rust Belt and the Southeast, it is also unconstrained by tradition and[...]

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Magazine Articles

Family Owned Companies: Moody Insurance Agency

For this issue’s Family-Owned Companies feature – an annual ColoradoBiz staple we’re focusing on family businesses that are at least 50 years old, a fact that, by itself, makes them exceptional: According to a study by the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the average lifespan of a family-owned business is 24 years. Th[...]

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Travel, Tourism & Recreation

Exploring the Riches of Colorado’s Wine Country: A Journey Through Vineyards and Vintages

Perched above the Colorado River, surrounded by Palisade’s prized peach orchards, you’ll discover Restoration Vineyards, where co-owners Linda and Gary Brauns grow six varieties of grapes across 10 acres opening to stellar views of the Book Cliffs. Nestled in the vines there’s a winery, tasting room and expansive lawn — the p[...]

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Featured Articles

4 Ways Colorado Continues to Lead America’s Aerospace Industry

If space really is the real frontier, Colorado is a critical outpost at the edge of the wilderness. The state’s long legacy as an aerospace hub has provided a launchpad into the new era of commercial space. Many ongoing projects seem to have been lifted straight out of science fiction, from asteroid mining to next-generation spa[...]

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Travel, Tourism & Recreation

Colorado Gold Guide: Top 7 Upscale Public Golf Courses

Here are seven of the state's most upscale public-access golf courses for those who need a country club just for a day. By 2025, Rodeo Dunes, a project by the developers of Bandon Dunes and Sand Valley, could join the list. In the meantime, expect outstanding course conditions, nifty golf apps and first-class service at all of the[...]

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Business Leaders

Josh Green Named Senior Vice President of Daniels Fund Scholarship Program

The Daniels Fund is pleased to announce that Josh Green has been named Senior Vice President of the Fund’s scholarship program. Green brings a strong understanding of the needs of students within the higher education landscape and the opportunities to empower Daniels Scholars to reach their goals. “Josh is well positioned to l[...]

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Business Insights

Defining ‘Sustainability’ in Modern Business — is it Even Possible?

One word, more than any other, has come into the business and economics lexicon in the last several decades — sustainable. Merriam-Webster defines sustainable as maintained at length without interruption or weakening. In the world of economics, sustainability offers a minimal condition we aspire to as we seek to, at the very least[...]

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Community News

ColoradoBiz Magazine’s Spring 2024 Issue: Young Professionals of Yesteryear — Where Are They Now?

Back in 2011, ColoradoBiz launched a feature to recognize some of the state’s top young professionals, selected by a panel based on the applicants’ career achievements, community involvement and, in some cases, obstacles overcome. We branded this tribute to 25 standout professionals under 40the “Gen XYZ Awards” in reference [...]

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Digital Archives

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Business Insights

Striking Tech Gold in The Rockies: Fueling Innovation and Talent in Denver and Beyond

Every 72 hours a new tech company stakes its claim and opens its doors in Colorado. This impressive statistic signifies more than a booming economy, it demonstrates that Colorado must be offering something more than a thriving job market. What is the allure of the Centennial State to tech giants and ambitious startups? Over the la[...]

Economy/Politics

How Will Stock Markets React to the 2024 Presidential Elections — and What Should Investors Watch for?

With a likely repeat of the 2020 election, I am often asked, “What happens if a particular candidate wins?” In the very short run, it can have a notable impact, like the night Donald Trump won in 2016. The futures market fell precipitously after he was announced the winner, but by the time the markets opened the next morning, the[...]