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    1. Denver eco-devo office helped add, keep jobs, report says

      Denver eco-devo office helped add, keep jobs, report says

      Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is touting a solid year of economic growth in the city, with more than 4,000 jobs created in 2015.

      The numbers are in the Denver Office of Economic Development Annual Report, released Thursday, which also says that the Denver's OED had a hand in helping retain 3,076 jobs and adding 628 affordable housing units.

      “Denver is experiencing one of the most dynamic times in our city’s history and, in 2015, we turned ambitious plans into reality,” Hancock says in his…

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    2. Teaching Tech at Silicon STEM Academy

      Teaching Tech at Silicon STEM Academy

      Welcome to Denver's one-stop shop for all things high-tech, offering unique after-school classes for kids -- and adults, too.

      From its tech toys to the beetle kill pine facades, the Academy's new digs are modern and inviting -- and sturdy, with its wood-and-metal counter height tables, selected because,

      There's a strong probability of that happening, considering the

      "We feel kids aren't being taught real coding skills early enough -- and, it shows," adds Kelly.

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    3. Colorado's hottest jobs: Here are the 10 careers most in demand (Slideshow)

      Colorado's hottest jobs: Here are the 10 careers most in demand (Slideshow)

      Colorado employers are adding a lot of new jobs these days. But which ones are most in demand?

      The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment each month breaks down the top 10 occupations by the number of online jobs ads to fill each type of job.

      The numbers come from The Conference Board's monthly Help Wanted OnLine report.

      Here are the numbers for December.

      Click on the image above for Colorado's hottest jobs.

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    4. Online learning company moving headquarters to Denver from Virginia

      Online learning company moving headquarters to Denver from Virginia

      Remote-Learner, an online educational company, said it plans to move its corporate headquarters to Denver from Waynesboro, Virginia. The company said it expects to finalize lease negotiations and open its new downtown offices in February. "With our longstanding connection to the Denver business community, it felt natural to explore the Colorado market when considering moving our headquarters," said Ron Olsen, Remote-Learner CEO, in a statement. Colorado officials said they were pleased with the…

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    5. 2016’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals | WalletHub®

      2016’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals | WalletHub®

      STEM workers are in fierce demand and not just in the global epicenter of high tech known as Silicon Valley. According to estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — professions will expand 1.7 times faster than non-STEM occupations between 2010 and 2020. That should be welcome news to job seekers with skills in these areas, half of which do not even require a four-year college degree.


      by Richie Bernardo

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    6. Concord startup raises $22 million

      CONCORD -- SmashFly Technologies, a startup that provides recruitment-marketing services to employers, said it has raised $22 million in second-round venture capital, part of which it will use to hire 70 people.

      Funding was led by Cambridge-based Bessemer Venture Partners. Existing investor OpenView Venture Partners, of Boston, also participated in the round, which brings SmashFly's total financing to $31 million.

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    7. New Tech Summer Camps Give Colorado Kids STEM Skills Instead of Summer Brain Drain

      New Tech Summer Camps Give Colorado Kids STEM Skills Instead of Summer Brain Drain

      Silicon STEM Academy (SSA), a brand new enrichment program in Denver designed to teach kids aged 8-17 computer programming, robotics, digital media and other technology skills, will offers dozens of full-day summer camps this year. The SSA camps are an engaging, hands-on ways for kids to bolster their STEM skills during the summer break and explore new concepts., ,  , , Many kids experience learning loss during the summer months, including setbacks in reading levels and mathematical and comp...

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    8. Colorado to open 1st P-TECH schools focused on skilled careers

      Colorado to open 1st P-TECH schools focused on skilled careers

      Two new schools will be ground zero for a first-of-its kind program in Colorado where high schoolers can attend class for six years (rather than four) to earn an associate degree in a STEM-related field. STEM refers to science, technology, engineering and math. The schools will be located in the Longmont-based St. Vrain Valley School District and El Paso County School District 49, near Colorado Springs. They will open in fall 2016 and serve about 200 students the first year.

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    9. Heck yeah, we're from Denver: Couragion

      Welcome to our feature highlighting the numerous Colorado tech companies that make cool stuff. These little snippets are intended for readers to explore the technology being made right here. One company at a time, of course.

      Science-minded toys and computer-coding extracurriculars fill the lives of children today, thanks to we pushy parents. But will a toy robot turn a kid into the next Steve Jobs? Probably not. But learning about real people who work in science and computer jobs just might.

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