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Polis and Stapleton have subtle but significant differences in economic development policy

Denver Business Journal

On the surface, it’s arguable that little will change in the state’s economic-development policies regardless of whether Democrat Jared Polis or Republican Walker Stapleton is the next governor. Both largely support the recruitment and retention framework that Gov. John Hickenlooper has put in place the past eight years, and both support the current effort to use the state’s tax incentives to try to attract Amazon’s second headquarters. But peel back the layers of the candidates’ policy proposals and statements made at several business-focused forums this year, and you will see differing thoughts on the new areas ...