1. Articles from Mark Harden

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    1. Aurora approves tax incentives for big Amazon facility

      The city of Aurora has approved as much as $1.18 million in tax incentives to Amazon.com Inc., which planning to build a huge fulfillment center in the city. The tax breaks would take effect if the e-commerce giant (Nasdaq: AMZN) creats at least 900 jobs at the 1 million square foot facility at Prologis Park 70 near the intersection of Interstate 70 and E-470, the Aurora Sentinel reports.

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    2. Denver's Hosting.com buys Stelligent Systems to broaden Amazon Web Services offerings

      Denver's Hosting.com buys Stelligent Systems to broaden Amazon Web Services offerings

      Denver cloud-services manager Hosting.com Inc. said today it has acquired Stelligent Systems LLC in a move to expand its offerings to users of Amazon.com Inc.'s Amazon Web Services (AWC) cloud. Reston, Virginia-based Stelligent advises AWC users on developing software and speeding up its delivery through a suite of services known as DevOps (software development and operations) automation.

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    3. U.S. News ranks Colorado's MBA, grad-school programs

      U.S. News ranks Colorado's MBA, grad-school programs

      Several Colorado universities scored top rankings in the latest U.S. News & World Report evaluation of college graduate programs in business, law, engineering and other fields. The rankings for 2018 were published today. The University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business is tied at No. 79 in the nation for its MBA program on the latest list. It ranked No. 77 last year and No. 86 the year before.

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    4. Colorado adds 7,900 jobs; unemployment rate lowest in 16 years

      Colorado employers added 7,900 jobs to their payrolls in January, while the state's unemployment estimate edged down a tenth of a percentage point, to 2.9 percent, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported today. That's the lowest unemployment rate for the state since it stood at 2.8 percent in February 2001, state officials said.

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    5. Colorado unemployment drops to 3.2%; mixed signals on jobs

      Colorado unemployment drops to 3.2%; mixed signals on jobs

      Colorado's unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point in November as 17,300 more Coloradans reported they were employed. Yet a separate survey showed a decline of 12,500 non-farm payroll jobs in the state last month, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported today. - GALLERY: Click above for a countdown of Denver-area jobs that pay $100,000 or more.

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    6. Tesla completes $2 billion buy of SolarCity, Colorado's biggest solar installer

      Tesla completes $2 billion buy of SolarCity, Colorado's biggest solar installer

      Tesla Motors Inc., Elon Musk's electric-car maker, has completed its $2 billion all-stock acquisition of solar-panel installer SolarCity Corp. in a bid to create a company that can sell cars and solar power units at its stores. The deal now is worth a lot less than its $2.6 billion value when it was announced in August as the companies' share price has fallen. The tie-up deal combines two businesses involved in different aspects of solar-power technology.

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    7. Another car-sharing service debuts in Denver

      Another car-sharing service debuts in Denver

      Denver now has one more app-driven car-sharing service, this one backed by auto manufacturing giant General Motors. The service, known as Maven, makes cars available for short-term rentats at prices ranging from compacts and sedans starting at $8 an hour to SUVs starting at $14 an hour. Maven is launching in Denver with several car-pickup locations downtown and a handful in neighborhoods such as Cherry Creek, University and Highland.

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    8. Another big jump in Colorado venture capital investments, says MoneyTree report

      Another big jump in Colorado venture capital investments, says MoneyTree report

      Colorado enjoyed another leap in venture capital investments in the latest quarter. That's according to the new MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. VC investment in the state soared to $144.6 million in the third quarter, up 85 percent from the second-quarter total of $78.3 million and $44.5 million in the first quarter, the report says. VC deals in the Centennial State also rose to 25 in the latest quarter from 19 in the previous three-month…

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    9. Colorado universities ranked among nation's best by U.S. News

      Colorado universities ranked among nation's best by U.S. News

      Colorado School of Mines again ranks highest in the state on the latest U.S. News & World Report annual list of the nation's 220 top "national universities," released Tuesday. The Golden school ties three other major universities at No. 82 on this year's list. Last year it ranked No. 75. Among Colorado universities, School of Mines is closely followed on the U.S. News national-universities list by the University of Denver...

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    10. CU Boulder Leeds business school dean stepping down

      CU Boulder Leeds business school dean stepping down

      David Ikenberry, dean of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado since 2011, "has reconsidered and will decline an offer to be reappointed as dean," CU announced Tuesday. Ikenberry, who had been offered reappointment through 2021, will join the Leeds faculty, the CU announcement said. He previously had accepted reappointment, but according to the CU announcement, "in recent months he has had more in-depth conversations with faculty and staff about the collegiality throughout…

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    11. Hillary Clinton to tour Denver's Galvanize

      Hillary Clinton to tour Denver's Galvanize

      Hillary Clinton has scheduled a campaign stop Tuesday at Denver's Galvanize tech education and coworking facility in an appearance focused on workforce development.

      The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign said Monday that Clinton will tour the complex "and speak with Galvanize CEO Jim Deters about the links between technology, education, and workforce development and how we can build an economy that works for everyone — not just those at the top — with good jobs and a good education…

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    12. Brad Feld's Foundry Group raising $500M for later-stage tech, other VCs

      Brad Feld's Foundry Group raising $500M for later-stage tech, other VCs

      What's next at Brad Feld's legendary Boulder-based venture capital firm is a half-billion-dollar raise that will take Foundry Group in new directions. Fortune reports that Foundry Group is raising $500 million for its yet-to-be-formed Foundry Group Next LP fund. While Foundry is best known for backing companies at an early stage, Foundry Group Next will support later-stage tech companies as well as other venture capital firms. Fortune cites Foundry's SEC filing Tuesday on the offering. The news…

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    13. 9 Colorado cities vote Tuesday on municipal broadband internet; pot also on local ballots

      9 Colorado cities vote Tuesday on municipal broadband internet; pot also on local ballots

      Voters in nine mostly-rural Colorado communities will vote Tuesday on whether to authorize municipal high-speed internet services. According to the Colorado Municipal League, voters in 36 Colorado cities and towns already have authorized a community-based broadband service, either directly provided by local government or by a third-party vendor. But many Colorado cities that have approved local broadband have not yet launched such a service.

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    14. Colorado businesses worry about talent shortage; optimism down from a year ago

      Colorado businesses worry about talent shortage; optimism down from a year ago

      The confidence level of Colorado business leaders about the economy going into the second quarter is unchanged from three months ago, but is sharply lower than it was a year ago. And more than half of those surveyed say that Colorado is suffering from a talent shortage that could hurt their business. That's according to results of the latest quarterly survey of the expectations of state businesses from the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business, released Thursday.

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    15. Colorado unemployment hits 15-year low; 2,500 jobs added

      Colorado unemployment hits 15-year low; 2,500 jobs added

      Colorado added 2,500 payroll jobs in February from the previous month, and the state's unemployment rate dropped to 3.0 percent, its lowest level since March 2001 and well below the national rate, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported. It was the 52nd straight month of jobs gains in the state -- the longest unbroken stretch since the 1990s.

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    16. Can a Colorado startup bring back supersonic air travel?

      Can a Colorado startup bring back supersonic air travel?

      It's been almost 13 years since travelers could zip across the ocean at twice the speed of sound. That's when the last Concorde jet was retired -- a plane that typically flew at 1,300 mph, twice as fast as a conventional jetliner. The Concorde could fly from New York to London in about 3-1/2 hours. But the speedy jet guzzled fuel and carried only a fraction as many passengers as a sub-sonic jumbo jet. And tickets cost as much as $20,000.

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