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    1. Colorado Legislature sends bill regulating driverless vehicles to Hickenlooper

      Colorado Legislature sends bill regulating driverless vehicles to Hickenlooper

      Colorado legislators have sent to Gov. John Hickenlooper a bill that would put the state at the forefront of regulating self-driving cars. Senate Bill 213, sponsored by Republican state Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs and Democratic Sen. Dominick Moreno of Commerce City, acknowledges the existence of autonomous vehicles on state roadways, declares their regulation a matter of statewide concern and requires such cars and trucks to conform to every state and federal law of driving.

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    2. Online pet-sitting services, illegal in Colorado, could be legitimized and regulated

      Online pet-sitting services, illegal in Colorado, could be legitimized and regulated

      During a time of career transition last year, Lisa Jacobson found Rover.com, an online service that links people who need pet sitters with folks in their area willing to perform that service for a fee. The single mother from Colorado Springs worked with dogs with anxiety issues, rose to the top spot in Rover search results in her area and earned about $10,000 for her work in 2016.

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    3. Colorado Senate passes bill to become 'right-to-work' state

      Colorado Senate passes bill to become 'right-to-work' state

      Colorado Senate Republicans on Monday pushed through a bill to rewrite state labor law and make this a “right-to-work” state, despite opposition even from some business groups such as the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Senate Bill 55, sponsored by Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, would prohibit union membership from being a requirement to hold any job in Colorado.

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    4. Fiona Arnold stepping down as Colorado's economic-development director

      Fiona Arnold stepping down as Colorado's economic-development director

      After two years heading the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Fiona Arnold is returning to the private sector, stepping down from her position as of Dec. 15. Arnold took over at the end of 2014 from Ken Lund, who oversaw one of the bigger periods of economic development in state history...

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    5. California bioscience company moving HQ to Denver area, creating 130 jobs

      California bioscience company moving HQ to Denver area, creating 130 jobs

      A California bioscience company is moving its headquarters to Arapahoe County and creating some 130 new jobs, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade said Thursday. Viveve Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: VIVE) manufactures non-surgical devices for treatment of vaginal conditions. It is finalizing a lease and expects to relocate from Sunnyvale, California, in early 2017, said Rebecca Gillis, OEDIT global business development manager...

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    6. Colorado offers $12 million in incentives to companies with high-paying jobs

      Colorado offers $12 million in incentives to companies with high-paying jobs

      Colorado Economic Development Commission members approved more than $12 million in job-growth incentives for six different companies Thursday, including several whose average salary would exceed $100,000 if they were to accept the tax credits and grow their work force in Colorado.

       

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    7. Colorado awards 1st grants for collaborations with Israeli companies

      Colorado awards 1st grants for collaborations with Israeli companies

      Colorado Economic Development Commission members offered the first three matching grants on Wednesday to companies participating in a new program that helps to fund research-and-development projects if they are working collaboratively with businesses or universities located in Israel. 

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    8. Virtual companions, interactive incubators and more at Denver's 10.10.10 health event

      Virtual companions, interactive incubators and more at Denver's 10.10.10 health event

      A virtual-reality companion for the elderly, an interactive incubator for premature babies and a network that allows often lonely retirees to connect with students and professionals who need their expertise are just some of the ideas coming out of this year’s 10.10.10 heath-care entrepreneurial event in Denver, participants revealed Thursday...

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    9. Colorado's 2016 workforce-development package now fully signed into law

      Colorado's 2016 workforce-development package now fully signed into law

      Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed the last measure of a seven-bill workforce-development package that is meant to supplement a more ballyhooed eight-bill effort that went into law after the 2015 legislative session.

      House Bill 1287, signed Monday in his office this week without much fanfare, directs the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to look into how businesses can increase their use of apprenticeship programs and then to make recommendations to the Legislature on what it can…

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    10. Bill to impose fees on companies that don't provide health care passes 1st hurdle

      Bill to impose fees on companies that don't provide health care passes 1st hurdle

      Large employers that pay workers less than $12 an hour and don’t provide health care for them would be forced to pay significant fees to the state under a bill that received the approval of its first Colorado legislative committee on Thursday. The approval came despite warnings that even debating the measure is driving potential employers away from the state. Though Rep. K.C. Becker — a Boulder Democrat who is sponsoring House Bill 1435 along with House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran, D-Denver…

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    11. Colorado hopes to lure tech, advanced-manufacturing businesses with $7 million offer

      Colorado hopes to lure tech, advanced-manufacturing businesses with $7 million offer

      Colorado economic-development officials agreed Thursday to invest more than $7 million into information technology and advanced-manufacturing companies and projects, hoping to lure several headquarters to the state and to boost the local workforce for those high-paying job sectors.

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    12. Colorado 'ban the box' bill for job seekers with criminal records gets 1st OK (Video)

      Colorado 'ban the box' bill for job seekers with criminal records gets 1st OK (Video)

      Colorado employers would not be able to ask job seekers if they have a criminal history on application forms under a bill that received its first committee approval in the Colorado House of Representatives on Tuesday and, at least in principle, has the support of Gov. John Hickenlooper. House Bill 1388 -- sponsored by state Rep. Beth McCann, D-Denver -- would prohibit companies from advertising that people with criminal histories cannot apply for jobs and from putting a box on applications that…

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    13. Equal-pay bills pass Colorado House but draw business ire

      Equal-pay bills pass Colorado House but draw business ire

      Colorado House Democrats sent to the Senate on Tuesday the final measure in a three-bill package meant to close the gap in average pay between male and female workers in this state. But while no legislative or business leaders opposed the idea of equal pay in general, many did criticize the efforts as doing nothing while at the same time increasing the burdens on employers by growing the amount of paperwork they have to submit to the state and putting more subjects off-limits in interviews with…

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    14. New workforce development package introduced at Capitol (Video)

      New workforce development package introduced at Capitol (Video)

      Following on the success of last year’s eight-bill workforce-development package, a bipartisan group of Colorado legislative leaders on Wednesday announced a new set of 10 proposals for the 2016 session. The new proposals seek to connect businesses more closely with the educational system in order to train students for jobs that are in need.

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    15. Fast Company names Colorado company among world's 50 most innovative

      Fast Company names Colorado company among world's 50 most innovative

      Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) is the only Colorado corporation named to Fast Company’s list of the 50 most innovative companies in the world.

      The business magazine cited several of the Broomfield-based ski resort’s programs, including:

      The Epic Season Pass, which connects Vail’s properties in the Rocky Mountain West, California, the Midwest and Australia as a way to attract destination travelers. EpicMix, an app that allows skiers and snowboarders to track and share their routes and to earn…

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    16. Kaiser Permanente creating about 75 jobs in new claims facility

      Kaiser Permanente creating about 75 jobs in new claims facility

      Kaiser Permanente is growing its Colorado workforce once again, announcing Tuesday that it will add 75 staffers in the next year as it opens a new facility for its National Claims Administration unit in the Meredian complex in Douglas County. Beginning in late 2015, the nonprofit health plan will located some 250 current employees in 80,000 square feet it’s secured in the Gateway Plaza at Meridian near Interstate 25 and Lincoln Avenue, where those workers will process claims for its Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Northwest and Mid-Atlantic States regions. Including the crop of workers it plans to hire in ...

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    17. Customer-loyalty firm FiveStars opening Denver office

      Customer-loyalty firm FiveStars opening Denver office

      FiveStars Loyalty Inc., a quickly growing customer-loyalty and marketing-automation firm, is opening a Denver office and planning to hire more than 100 employees by the end of this year.

      The four-year-old San Francisco firm, which has a local customer portfolio that includes Lodo’s Bar & Grill and GB Fish & Chips, secured 10,000 square feet of office space at the Battery621 shared-space facility at 621 Kalamath St.

      FiveStarS chose Denver over Austin and Seattle because of the city’s quality…

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    18. Tax break proposal for Colorado data centers runs out of juice

      Tax break proposal for Colorado data centers runs out of juice

      Colorado economic developers will not have a new arrow in their quiver in efforts to attract data centers to the state next year. Sponsors of a bill in the Colorado Legislature that would have created tax breaks of as much as $3 million per company for data-center equipment purchases turned the bill Wednesday into a study of the issue instead.

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