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    1. Internship Program To Help Shape The Future Of Colorado's Innovative Industries | Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

      Internship Program To Help Shape The Future Of Colorado's Innovative Industries | Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

      (DENVER) -- A new internship program designed to encourage employers to provide paid on-the-job training to students interested in pursuing careers in Colorado’s innovative industries is currently recruiting businesses and students.
       
      Innovative Industries Internship Program funding is available to businesses providing paid internships in eight industries critical to Colorado’s economic future including: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Bioscience, Construction, Electronics, Engineering and Energy and Natural Resources, and Information Technology.

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    2. Colorado's 'Amazon tax' upheld by federal appeals court

      Colorado's 'Amazon tax' upheld by federal appeals court

      A U.S. federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's ruling and ruled in favor of the state of Colorado and its implementation of a controversial "Amazon tax."

      The "Amazon tax" requires online retailers to keep track of how much sales tax should be paid by Colorado residents for their purchases of more than $500; a move that was opposed by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), which insisted that online companies without a physical presence in the state, such as Amazon.com, shouldn't be required…

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    3. Economic Development & Job Growth | Gov. Hickenlooper appoints Erik Mitisek as state’s new Chief Innovation Officer | OEDIT

      Economic Development & Job Growth | Gov. Hickenlooper appoints Erik Mitisek as state’s new Chief Innovation Officer | OEDIT

      Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the appointment of Erik Mitisek, Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Technology Association, as the state’s new Chief Innovation Officer and as the Chair of the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) board. The appointment is effective immediately.

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    4. Hancock unveils 3-year eco-devo push to help startups, entrepreneurs

      Hancock unveils 3-year eco-devo push to help startups, entrepreneurs

      Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and the city's Office of Economic Development are announcing a three-year project for economic development that includes a new loan fund for Denver startups, launching an academy for entrepreneurs to share ideas, and establishing a retail incubator for immigrant entrepreneurs to manufacture, market and sell goods. The project unveiled Monday is part of JumpStart, the city’s economic development plan, now in its fifth year.

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    5. DU studies short-term rental impact ahead of city council proposal

      DU studies short-term rental impact ahead of city council proposal

      Short-term rentals, currently the subject of proposed changes in the city of Denver, contribute millions to the local economy, according to a new study from DU.

      Researchers at the university's school of hospitality management conducted a study of VRBO users in Denver and have estimated that short-term rentals bring in approximately $13.6 million in rents per year and that visitors who stay in the units spend another $21.3 million beyond rent and transportation, although that number was lower than…

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    6. 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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    7. CDOT, with mountains of info to sort through, seeks 1st chief data officer

      CDOT, with mountains of info to sort through, seeks 1st chief data officer

      The growing mass of data available to the Colorado Department of Transportation has the state agency on the lookout for a new kind of executive: a chief data officer.

      The department is following in the footsteps of the U.S. Department of Transportation, which hired its first chief data officer in the summer of 2014.

      Colorado “is one of the first” states to create to create the role, said CDOT spokeswoman Amy Ford.

      The position, details of which which can be seen here, was posted on Monday.…

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