Skip to content

News

Under the Dome – Week 3

January 29, 2023

This week was the first week that bills were heard in committees of reference. The committees also heard overview presentations from departments of interest to their topic areas. Given the number of new members (32) in the General Assembly, the focus on issue education from agencies has been greater than in years past. The Colorado Water…

Read More

Douglas County 3rd Quarter 2022 Economic Development Report

January 29, 2023

The Douglas County 3rd Quarter 2022 Economic Development Report is now available here:  https://www.douglas.co.us/documents/2022-3rd-quarter-economic-development-report.pdf/ A few highlights include: Sugarwish, a startup that began in a Denver home, is moving its headquarters to a new office space and fulfillment center in HighField Business Park near E-470 and Peoria Street. The company is also opening a second…

Read More

Under the Dome – Week 2

January 23, 2023

Highlights of the Week On Monday, January 16th the Colorado General Assembly observed the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday after commemorating the holiday on the floor in both chambers last Friday. Tuesday, Governor Polis presented his State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly. Due to the weather on Tuesday…

Read More

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2022

January 20, 2023

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2022   8,600 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in December;Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.3%     Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in December to 3.3 percent. The number of unemployed individuals dropped by 6,700 over the…

Read More

Under the Dome – Week 1

January 17, 2023

Highlights of the Week    On Monday, the first session of the 74rd General Assembly was called to order. The 120-day legislative session must adjourn by midnight on Monday, May 8, 2023. Both chambers are held by Democratic majorities – the Senate is split 23-12 and the House 46-19.   Governor Jared Polis’s inauguration for…

Read More

New Report Highlights Colorado’s Major Competitive Challenges: Affordability and Regulations

January 16, 2023

The Colorado Chamber today released a new report on Colorado’s competitive economic landscape and outlook in collaboration with Dietrich Partners, a nationally recognized Colorado-based business consulting firm. The study assesses the state’s overall business climate and the factors impacting company decisions to expand or contract operations in Colorado. In developing the report, Dietrich Partners conducted…

Read More

Annual Talent Pipeline Report Details Opportunities to Better Meet Needs of Employers, Job Seekers, Workers, and Learners

December 16, 2022

The 2022 Talent Pipeline report identifies: -Shifts in demand -Top Jobs – Jobs with projected high net annual openings, above-average growth rates, and a good wage  – Key features of the current labor force -Strategies to align supply with industry demand – Opportunities for continued action  To meet the challenges of an evolving economy and…

Read More

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2022

December 16, 2022

4,300 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in November; Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.5%     Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point in November to 3.5 percent. The number of unemployed individuals dropped by 2,700 over the same time period to 113,600. Colorado’s…

Read More

Northwest Douglas County Chamber & EDC President, Amy Sherman, joins the Colorado Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

December 14, 2022

At their Annual Meeting in October, the Colorado Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors appointed Amy Sherman to the Board of Directors.  Amy will represent the chamber of commerce and economic development industry perspective for Colorado.  “I am honored to serve on the Colorado Chamber Board of Directors for the second time in my career. …

Read More

Updated Colorado Withholding Forms

December 9, 2022

To All Interested Parties,   The Colorado Department of Revenue has updated the following wage withholding tax forms to account for changes to federal income tax deductions and the Colorado income tax rate.   DR 0004. Colorado Employee Withholding Certificate – This form gives employees the option to adjust their Colorado wage withholding according to their specific tax…

Read More