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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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Several counties move to level red on state dial Public health order specifies stricter levels as cases rise

November 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  COVID-19 MEDIA LINE: 303-900-2849 (Please leave a message) Email:  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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2nd Quarter 2020 Douglas County Economic Development Report

October 7, 2020

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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Colorado Moves to Protect Our Neighbors Phase

July 6, 2020

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

June 10, 2020

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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Community Associations Institute partners with ACC to launch nation’s first apprenticeship in Community Association Management

June 4, 2020

Arapahoe Community College (ACC), in partnership with the Community Association Institute Rocky Mountain Chapter (CAI-RMC), Arapahoe/Douglas Works!, and Skillful Colorado, is launching the nation’s first apprenticeship for the community association management profession. In August, ACC will pilot a cohort of 15 apprentices. The two-year apprenticeship program will include paid work and up to 40 hours…

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Economic Indicators- June 2020

June 4, 2020

Economic Indicators- June 2020 The Metro Denver EDC released its June 2020 Economic Indicators. Below is a summary provided by CEO, J.J. Ament. View Snapshot  View Full Report As you will see, the data in now reflecting the negative economic impact of COVID-19 in nearly every area. That said, look closely, and you will see…

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Safer-at-Home extended to July 1

June 2, 2020

Governor Polis extended and revised the Safer at Home order until July 1. Executive Order 091 loosens restrictions on travel and allows for more parts of the economy to open. The Executive Order still directs older Coloradans and vulnerable individuals to stay at home as much as possible. More information, including guidance for businesses can be found…

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