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Douglas County released its 2020 3rd Quarter Economic Development Report.  Some of the highlights include: Parker ranked No. 2 on Money.com’s “2020 Best Places to Live in America” list. The ranking criteria was shifted to pay more attention to cities that show great promise and stability for the foreseeable future, factoring in employment, housing, cost…

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Businesses with physical locations in Douglas County and headquarters in Colorado may be eligible for COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grants through the County’s allocation of Colorado Senate Bill 20B-001 funding. Restaurants, bars and other drinking establishments, caterers, movie theatres, and gyms and recreation centers with annual revenue less than $2.5 million and a minimum of…

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Douglas County is first in Metro Denver approved for state’s 5 Star Program Christmas arrived early for Douglas County and its businesses with word from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on Wed., Dec., 23, stating “Douglas County meets 10 days of stable and declining hospitalizations and may now authorize certified businesses to…

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Douglas County among first to seek approval for business “lifeline” variance from CDPHE Eligible Douglas County businesses may begin the local certification process on Friday, Dec. 18 at Noon.   Douglas County today was among the first to submit the required application and letters of support to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment…

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The Colorado Workforce Development Center released the seventh annual Colorado Talent Pipeline Report, which analyzes issues related to the supply and demand of talent in Colorado. The report offers a collection of strategies, investments, and policy recommendations in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Talent Pipeline report identifies: • leading industries…

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CARES Act funds to reimburse revenue loss due to compliance with capacity reductions.   Restaurants and indoor event venues with physical locations in the County and 200 or fewer employees may be eligible for COVID-19 impacts grants. Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Douglas County has allocated $15 million to fund…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  COVID-19 MEDIA LINE: 303-900-2849 (Please leave a message) Email: media_info@state.co.us  Several counties move to level red on state dial Public health order specifies stricter levels as cases rise REMOTE, (Nov. 17, 2020): Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released an updated public health order that provides necessary updates to…

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A few highlights include:   Brookings introduced the Metro Recovery Index to track the impact of the COVID-19 recession on the 53 largest metro areas based on indicators including job losses and unemployment, air passengers, and active real estate listings. The inaugural index studied indicators from February 2020 to the present to calculate the effects…

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On June 30, 2020 Governor Jared Polis today extended the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors Executive Order, and provided an update on Colorado’s next steps during the COVID-19 pandemic, introducing more details on the Protect Our Neighbors framework. The Governor was joined by Jill Hunsaker Ryan, the Executive Director of the…

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Economic Recovery, Remote + Resilient A conversation with Sam Bailey from the Metro Denver EDC. Denver was booming before the pandemic and we are planning to bounce back. While we certainly have some challenges to overcome and work to do, “now the Mile High City may also hold answers about the post-coronavirus economic outlook: whether…

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