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    1. Denver as a startup tech hub: where does it rank? (Slideshow)

      Denver as a startup tech hub: where does it rank? (Slideshow)

      Denver was found to be near the top of a SelfStorage.com blog about moving that rated the best U.S. cities outside of Silicon Valley and San Francisco as places for startups and tech workers. The survey crunched numbers related to:

      Patents per capital. The number and size of venture capital deals. The prevalence of STEM and business degrees among residents. The number of new tech startup jobs The affordability of tech worker salaries compared to the national average.

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    2. EDC offers nearly $20 million to lure jobs to Colorado

      EDC offers nearly $20 million to lure jobs to Colorado

      Colorado Economic Development Commission members on Thursday approved $19.6 million in incentives for five companies to create 1,355 new jobs — the majority of which would locate in Denver and Jefferson counties.

      The recipients are four unnamed companies — each of which are deciding between Colorado and other states for their expansions — and On Deck Capital, a New York-headquartered technology and financial services firm that has added 103 of the 200 jobs it said it expected to create when…

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    3. Colorado's a pilot region for Obama administration's TechHire job-training push

      Colorado's a pilot region for Obama administration's TechHire job-training push

      Colorado is among 21 regions chosen by the Obama administration as pilot areas for improving technology workforce development through public-private partnerships. The TechHire program, unveiled by the White House Monday, will work with a local coalition including the Colorado Technology Association, the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment, and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT).

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    4. Yes, advanced industries are providing jobs to Americans | Brookings Institution

      Yes, advanced industries are providing jobs to Americans | Brookings Institution

      One possible objection to our claim at the Metro Program that "advanced industries"; those that invest heavily in research and development (R&D) and science, technology, education, and math (STEM) workers; are a prerequisite for broad-based local and national prosperity derives from these industries; extraordinary productivity. After all, industries characterized by outsized output per worker do not necessarily have to add jobs in order to grow.

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    5. Coding ‘Boot Camp’ Opens High-Tech Doors

      Coding ‘Boot Camp’ Opens High-Tech Doors

      BOULDER, Colo.—A few months ago, Edgar Cordova was a college student piling up debt and struggling to balance his studies with odd jobs.

      Today, the 20-year-old is working for a Boulder software developer. “For the first time, I can afford things I need,” said Mr. Cordova, the son of a janitor.

      What changed his trajectory is SeedPaths, a computer-coding “boot camp” that runs an eight-week course for low-income adults, with the help of federal funds. The Denver company partners with county workforce centers, which tap the federal Workforce Investment Act to cover the $6,000 cost.

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    6. Denver a top 10 city for IT job growth

      Denver a top 10 city for IT job growth

      Denver is ranked among 10 "hot cities for IT pros in 2015" by InformationWeek. The business-technology news outlet used data for the year ending in January from tech jobs site Dice.com to compare markets with at least 500 information-technology job listings. "Recruiters at both Eliassen and Mondo picked Denver among their hottest IT hiring markets so far in 2015," the report says.

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    7. 2015 Job Skills Report hones in on Colorado’s “Top Jobs”

      The third annual legislatively mandated Job Skills Report, released Monday, delves into labor and postsecondary education data to discover areas where an adequate number of degrees and certificates are being generated to meet future workforce needs, along with gaps in the workforce pipeline.

      This year’s report includes a list of Colorado’s 116 “Top Jobs.” This list examines jobs with above average projected growth, projected high job openings and a median hourly wage of $17.88 or greater. Jobs that have high projected growth and openings, while offering a sustainable living wage, are concentrated in construction/extraction, healthcare, finance ...

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    8. Colorado job report pinpoints sectors with most future growth

      Colorado job report pinpoints sectors with most future growth

      The construction, healthcare, finance and information technology sectors are projected to have the highest growth rates in the coming years in Colorado, according to the 2015 Job Skills Report released Monday.

      The report, compiled annually by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, uses data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) to analyze degree programs offered by state public and private institutions, as well as…

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    9. Colorado remains at the top of national aerospace employment in 2014

      Colorado remains at the top of national aerospace employment in 2014

      Despite a decrease in overall aerospace industry employment nationwide, Colorado in 2014 retained its No. 1 ranking in the nation for private aerospace employment as a percentage of total employment, according to data from the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.

      The state also retained its No. 3 rank in total private-sector aerospace employment, behind Florida and California.

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    10. Jobless-rate moves in 2014: Colorado best, Louisiana worst

      Jobless-rate moves in 2014: Colorado best, Louisiana worst

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado's unemployment rate fell by a third. Louisiana's jumped nearly a quarter.

      Across the country, changes in unemployment rates varied from state to state in 2014, but collectively the numbers pointed to a year of substantial improvement: Jobless rates fell in 46 states, and every one except Mississippi added jobs.

      Even Louisiana's gain masked some good news: The state added a healthy number of jobs — just not enough to keep up with population growth.

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    11. PPCC plotting aggressive strategies

      PPCC plotting aggressive strategies

      Pikes Peak Community College has several plans in the works to educate people, ranging from teaching graphic arts to raising chickens to helping veterans after their service in the field. Later this month, PPCC President Lance Bolton will testify before the Capital Development Committee at the Colorado Legislature, requesting state funding for a proposed project… Continue Reading PPCC plotting ...

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    12. Denver rises in top 10 ranking for science, tech professionals (Slideshow)

      Denver rises in top 10 ranking for science, tech professionals (Slideshow)

      The Denver metro area is inching its way up the list of top places for STEM graduates. STEM refers to the science, technology, engineering and math sectors, and is associated with statewide initiatives to draw companies to the state, as well as produce graduates with degrees in those fields. After claiming the No. 9 spot on a NerdWallet ranking last July, the Denver metro area landed the No. 4 spot on a recent WalletHub ranking that looks at the best and worst areas for STEM professionals.

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