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    1. Colorado's economy outperforming the rest of the country, says CU/Leeds report

      Colorado's economy outperforming the rest of the country, says CU/Leeds report

      At the halfway point in the year, Colorado’s economy continues to outperform the rest of the country, a new report says.

      The Centennial State has had faster growth in employment, home prices and personal income than the rest of the nation. It's having a knockout year in leisure and hospitality with a 5 percent increase in jobs, lost some jobs in mining and natural resources — which includes the oil and gas sector — and maintained its steady growth in the financial services sector...

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    2. Colorado School of Mines Adds Computer Science Admissions Recommendation

      Colorado School of Mines Adds Computer Science Admissions Recommendation

      “How is it possible that my high school doesn’t have a computer science teacher?” asked James Moore, a recent graduate of Bell Middle School in Golden, Colorado. “I heard great things about the engineering-prep program at my high school, but there aren’t any computer science electives. I had really hoped to learn coding skills before starting college.”...

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    3. Colorado Springs-area educators learn about cybersecurity

      Colorado Springs-area educators learn about cybersecurity

      For the next two weeks, teachers and students will learn how to hack into webcams and decode people's emails by tinkering with a Pringles can. And the National Security Agency is encouraging all of it.

      While there is an emphasis on cybersecurity in Colorado Springs, there is a lack of people in the field. As of last January, there were more than 200,000 unfilled cybersecurity positions in the United States...

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    4. HomeAdvisor’s new home sweet home will be in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood – The Denver Post

      HomeAdvisor’s new home sweet home will be in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood – The Denver Post

      Walls are decorated with photographs of employee’s dream homes at the HomeAdvisor offices in Golden, CO March 01, 2013. Denver Post file In a move to attract more young workers, Golden-based HomeAdvisor has picked a new urban home in Denver’s River North Arts District, which has become a hub of hip restaurants, coworking spaces and construction, as developers eye their next dilapidated warehouse to renovate. The new headquarters, at 3601 Walnut St., is not yet built...

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    5. Colorado moves up on CNBC's 'Top States for Business' list

      Colorado moves up on CNBC's 'Top States for Business' list

      Colorado has moved up on CNBC's list of America's top states for business, according to the cable channel's annual ranking of the states. Colorado, which landed at No. 4 last year, has moved up to No. 3 for attracting business and jobs. The state was tied for No. 8 in 2014 in the CNBC ranking and came in at No. 7 in 2013. This year, Utah was ranked as the No. 1 state for doing business in CNBC's 10th annual list of rankings, which was released Tuesday...

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    6. Innovators take on improving schools with Startup Weekend Education

      Innovators take on improving schools with Startup Weekend Education

      Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) is aimed at improving education and schools by harnessing the power of innovation to create new tools, learning models and schools of thought. University of Denver hosted SWEDU from June 10 to June 12.

      The Happy team won first place at the event and three tickets to SXSWEDU in 2017. The team is focussed on creating a way to help students communicate their emotional state...

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    7. Appetite for entrepreneurialism involves UCCS, Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College and Air Force Academy

      Appetite for entrepreneurialism involves UCCS, Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College and Air Force Academy

      School is in session for a handful of students looking to learn the entrepreneurial trade.

      The Quad Innovation Program, a monthlong course now in its second year, features a series of speakers, tasks students with projects and challenges them to create and innovate in the Springs.

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    8. Where Denver, Boulder rank for software pay scale

      Where Denver, Boulder rank for software pay scale

      Denver and Boulder are thriving tech startup cities, but a survey finds they aren't near the top among best-paying cities for software engineers. A combination of moderate salaries and a cost of living above the national average placed Denver 16th and Boulder 22nd among U.S. cities for the real-world spending power of software engineers, a survey by Glassdoor.com finds...

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    9. Denver's attracting 'tech talent,' but so is rest of U.S.

      Denver's attracting 'tech talent,' but so is rest of U.S.

      Denver is attracting "tech talent," defined as young employees who are "fueling new innovation and adapting technology within traditionally non-tech sectors to increase productivity and strengthen the national economy," but so is the rest of the country. According to a new report by CBRE, Denver ranks only No. 18 nationally on the commercial real estate company's " Tech Talent Scorecard."...

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    10. CU Denver business school gets a new dean

      CU Denver business school gets a new dean

      The University of Colorado Denver's School of Business has a new dean: Rohan Christie-David was appointed after a national search, the university announced Thursday. Christie-David, who has a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of South Carolina, will take over the appointment effective Aug. 1. He will take the place of former dean Sueann Ambron, who announced in January that she would retire June 30. Christie-David said his goal is to evolve CU Denver's business school into a…

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    11. Hillary Clinton touts entrepreneurship, tech education at Denver's Galvanize (Video)

      Hillary Clinton touts entrepreneurship, tech education at Denver's Galvanize (Video)

      Hillary Clinton toured Denver’s Galvanize startup campus and software coding school Tuesday, calling it the kind of pioneering organization she hopes there will soon be more of in the U.S.

      The Democratic presidential candidate visited the day her campaign released proposals on jobs, tech policy, bolstering science and tech education and offering young entrepreneurs some relief from student loan debt.

      Clinton said she sought to learn about the approach to entrepreneurial education and starting…

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    12. 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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