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    1. Amazon teams with Colorado labor agency on workforce development

      Amazon teams with Colorado labor agency on workforce development

      Amazon.com Inc. is teaming up with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's office and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) for a workforce development program targeting business.

      The event — to be held 8-11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18 — will highlight Amazon’s Career Choice program, in which the company pays 95 percent of tuition for college or training programs for its fulfillment and customer service center employees.

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    2. Amazon quietly begins operations in Aurora fulfillment center

      Without fanfare, operations have quietly begun at the Amazon fulfillment center in Aurora, a spokeswoman said today. Some of the 1,000 employees hired to work in the 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center are expected to report Sept. 25. A spokeswoman for Amazon said there would be no media tours in the new facility this year but the company expects to allow media in early in 2018.

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    3. Colorado sees a prime opportunity in Amazon's mega-campus

      Colorado is gearing up to enter one of the biggest economic-development sweepstakes in history, with the prize being Amazon.com Inc.'s planned second headquarters campus to rival its huge complex in Seattle. The online retail giant announced Thursday that it plans to invest more than $5 billion to build and operate the new headquarters, which it is calling "Amazon HQ2," and that up to 50,000 employees would work there. ( Full details here.)

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    4. Colorado ranks high among big states for startup activity, report says

      Colorado ranks high among big states for startup activity, report says

      It looks like 2016 was a good year for Colorado entrepreneurs. Among the 25 largest states by population, Colorado was among the top five for startup activity, according to the 2017 Kauffman Index on Startup Activity released today. Kauffman releases a series of studies each year that also look at main street entrepreneurship and growth startups. This report looks at the:

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    5. Metro Denver unemployment rate drops to 2.4 percent

      Metro Denver's unadjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.4 percent in March, down from 3.6 percent one year ago. There were about 14,360 more people employed in metro Denver in March than in February, according to raw county jobs estimates released today by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The 2.4 percent unadjusted jobless rate is for a 10-county area that includes Denver, Aurora, Lakewood, Broomfield and Centennial, but not Boulder County.

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    6. Inside the massive Amazon fulfillment center under construction in Aurora (Photos)

      Inside the massive Amazon fulfillment center under construction in Aurora (Photos)

      Today it's just the concrete shell, but by late summer the Amazon fulfillment center in Aurora will have 20 million items, 1,000 employees and 75 bays with trucks coming and going all day long. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) construction managers on Friday morning gave some Aurora elected officials and members of the media a sneak peak inside the 1 million square foot facility under construction and expected to be completed by late summer.

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    7. Venture capital deals and dollars soar for Colorado companies, says MoneyTree report

      A supersonic jet company, a biopharmaceutical company targeting diseases with unmet medical needs, and a company working to thwart cyber crime are among the Colorado companies that made the first quarter of 2017 a comeback quarter. Colorado companies scored big in venture capital investment money with $345 million in 43 deals in the first quarter of 2017, climbing its way to the No. 4 state in the country for the total number of venture capital deals and dollars.

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    8. Denver entrepreneur incubator scores foundation grant

      Denver entrepreneur incubator scores foundation grant

      Denver's public campus and incubator aimed at working with entrepreneurs has landed a $400,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to help women and minority entrepreneurs. The Commons on Champa, a campus for entrepreneurs that opened in 2015 at 245 Champa St., was launched and is run by the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP).

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    9. Business lender P2Binvestor raises $7.7 million, including funds from Japanese firm

      Business lender P2Binvestor raises $7.7 million, including funds from Japanese firm

      Denver-based P2Binvestor Inc., which lends money to businesses using a crowdfunding model, has raised $7.7 Million in Series A1 funding. The funding was led by Rockies Venture Club, the largest angel investor network in Colorado, and Future Venture Capital Co, Ltd., a Japanese venture capital firm. It was the Japanese firm's first investment outside of Japan.

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    10. Closing a Colorado business just got cheaper

      Closing a Colorado business just got cheaper

      If you want to close a business in Colorado, it will cost 10 bucks. Secretary of State Wayne Williams said it's a difficult decision to shutter a business. He cut the fee of dissolving the business from $25 to $10, effective Oct. 1. Williams said he was able to reduce the fee due to technology improvements that have cut overall operating costs in his office. Also, there have been more business filings this year than he projected. There were 28,074 new businesses formed in the second quarter of…

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    11. AOL co-founder in Denver to invest in one local startup

      AOL co-founder in Denver to invest in one local startup

      Billionaire investor Steve Case is on a road trip in search of the next big thing.

      Case is best known as co-founder of America Online, or AOL, but in 2005 he co-founded Revolution LLC and serves at its chairman and CEO. Revolution invests in early-stage companies and products in traditional industries, such as transportation, finance and food.

      His October road trip — dubbed the "Rise of the Rest"— covers 2,100 miles in western states and will land him in Denver Oct. 4, when he will hear from…

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    12. Metro Denver's unemployment rate dips slightly in August

      Metro Denver's unemployment rate dips slightly in August

      Metro Denver’s unemployment rate dipped in August to 3.2 percent, down from July’s rate of 3.4 percent, state officials reported Tuesday.

      Metro Denver's unemployment rate in August is also slightly lower than August of last year, when it was 3.4 percent. The data was released along with the state numbers that showed unemployment at 3.8 percent, which was unchanged from July, but was also lower than at this time last year.

      Metro Denver makes up about 55 percent of the state’s employment. The…

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    13. Denver Startup Week breaks registration record

      Denver Startup Week breaks registration record

      Registration for free events at 2016 Denver Startup Week, now underway, has broken all previous attendance records since the event was launched in 2012. At the kickoff Monday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said he hoped the entrepreneurial event would attract 11,000 people. But event organizers announced Wednesday that 12,500 people have registered for the 300 events across the city. Last year, organizers were thrilled when more than 10,000 people attended events during Denver Startup Week...

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    14. Under Armour co-founder advises startups to differentiate their strategy at Denver Startup Week

      Under Armour co-founder advises startups to differentiate their strategy at Denver Startup Week

      Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle. "There's no clocking in and clocking out," said Ryan Wood, co-founder of the $4 billion-a-year Under Amour clothing and footwear store. Wood, who grew up in Colorado, was the keynote speaker Monday at the 2016 Denver Startup Week breakfast where 1,000 entrepreneurs attended. Under Amour is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with corporate offices in Austin, Houston, Denver, New York, Portland and Nashville. Wood has now launched his second startup, beef…

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    15. JPMorgan Chase gives grants to 4 Colorado nonprofits to kick off Denver Startup Week

      JPMorgan Chase gives grants to 4 Colorado nonprofits to kick off Denver Startup Week

      JPMorgan Chase is kicking off the 2016 Denver Startup Week Monday by handing out checks to four Colorado nonprofits that each have a mission to help launch startups.

      The mega-bank has earmarked $240,000 for the Colorado organizations — each will get $60,000.

      One of the grants will go to The Commons on Champa — a downtown Denver nonprofit co-working and event venue that the city, Downtown Denver Partnership and the Colorado Technology Association opened in May 2015...

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    16. Denver's Ibotta leads the way to the app-to-app economy

      Denver's Ibotta leads the way to the app-to-app economy

      Bryan Leach is hoping to define a new business trend with the next incarnation of his Denver-based Ibotta Inc., a mobile app whose users earn rewards for shopping. Ibotta has launched an app-to-app marketplace, in which the company is partnering with mobile brands such as Boxed, Groupon, DoorDash, Hotels.com and Jet to offer rewards to shoppers for ordering goods and services from their smartphones and tablets...

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