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World Singles and Doubles Open Racquetball Championships Returns to Highlands Ranch

June 16, 2021

The best players in the world along with top local amateurs The world’s top professional women and men racquetball players will return to the Denver metro area for the 2021 World Singles and Doubles Open Racquetball Championships in Highlands Ranch, CO. The event will be held from August 12th through 15th and hosted at the…

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Q&A with Amy Sherman

May 3, 2021

Colorado Politics Features Q&A with Amy Sherman In the April 26th edition of the Colorado Politics news, Amy Sherman was featured in the Q&A Section. Check out the story here. Colorado Politics is a daily digital and weekly paper news for people interested in the public policy arena.

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Douglas County Economic Development Report 4th Qtr 2020

March 30, 2021

The 4th Quarter 2020 Douglas County Economic Development Report is now available –   A few highlights include: Parker ranked No. 20 among RentCafe’s “Top Booming Suburbs for Renters.” The study analyzed data from Yardi Matrix for large-scale apartment buildings of 50 units or more to find what suburban areas have developed the most.…

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Exclusive PPP Application Period for Small Businesses

February 24, 2021

On Monday, February 22, President Biden announced the following changes to SBA’s coronavirus relief programs to ensure equity: Specifically, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9 am ET, SBA will establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. This will give lenders and community partners more time…

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3rd Quarter Douglas County Economic Development Report

January 15, 2021

Douglas County released its 2020 3rd Quarter Economic Development Report.  Some of the highlights include: Parker ranked No. 2 on’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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Douglas County launches COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant program

January 8, 2021

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

December 23, 2020

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 open.”   With this news 33 Certified COVID Best Practice Businesses – 18…

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Douglas County among first to seek approval for business “lifeline” variance from CDPHE

December 18, 2020

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 (CDPHE) seeking a variance that, if approved, will allow increased occupancy for local businesses – including restaurants.   Known as the 5 Star State Certification Program or the 5 Star…

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2020 Talent Pipeline Report Released

December 9, 2020

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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Recent Public Health Orders prompt $15 million grant program for Douglas County restaurants and indoor event venues

November 30, 2020

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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