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    1. Colorado regulators reject Xcel’s proposal to add solar power

      Colorado regulators reject Xcel’s proposal to add solar power

      In an unusual move, state regulators on Wednesday verbally rejected a proposed agreement between Xcel Energy Inc. and three solar power developers that would have added up to 60 megawatts of “community solar” power plants in Colorado.

      The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) typically approves settlement agreements reached by parties in a dispute.

      "It’s infrequent," PUC spokesman Terry Bote agreed. "But it’s based on whether the settlements are in the public interests or not, and…

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    2. FACT SHEET: White House Announces Doubling of TechHire Communities, and New Steps to Give More Students and Workers Tech Skills to Fuel the Next Generation of American Innovation | whitehouse.gov

      FACT SHEET: White House Announces Doubling of TechHire Communities, and New Steps to Give More Students and Workers Tech Skills to Fuel the Next Generation of American Innovation | whitehouse.gov

      This Friday, the President is traveling to Austin, Texas to visit South by Southwest—a gathering of our most creative thinkers, coders, makers, and entrepreneurs from across the country—because he recognizes the importance of technology in America’s position as the global leader in innovation.  Today, as part of the lead-up to that visit and on the one-year anniversary of the launch of the TechHireinitiative, the Administration is announcing new steps to further develop the tech skills of our workforce—driving the ingenuity and creativity that will fuel innovation and the American economy.

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    3. Obama administration expands "TechHire" jobs initiative

      Obama administration expands "TechHire" jobs initiative

      PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The White House is adding 15 new communities to its "TechHire" initiative for getting low-skilled workers jobs in the tech economy.

      The expansion comes a year after President Barack Obama announced the program and days before he's scheduled to speak at the South by Southwest technology festival in Austin, Texas.

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    4. Economic Development & Job Growth | Applications being accepted for Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program - Infrastructure Grants | OEDIT

      Economic Development & Job Growth | Applications being accepted for Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program - Infrastructure Grants | OEDIT

      The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade today announced it is accepting applications for the Advanced Industries Accelerator grant programs for Infrastructure Grants for fiscal year 2016. Grants up to $500,000 will be awarded. Applications will be accepted online applications at www.advancecolorado.com/aiprograms and are due April 22, 2016.

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    5. Go Code Colorado Challenge 2016 launches

      Go Code Colorado Challenge 2016 launches

      The third annual Go Code Colorado events kicked off last week. The challenge tasks entrepreneurs, businesses and developers to use public data to solve business problems. Three finalists will be selected in May and each will receive $25,000.

      The statewide event is housed in Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams' office, and billed as the first and only statewide effort of its kind.

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    6. Registration set to open for Colorado tech competition

      Registration set to open for Colorado tech competition

      Want to learn how to win up to $25,000 developing applications using data from the state of Colorado? A free information session with Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams on the Go Code Colorado competition is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Episouthcentral, 1604 S. Cascade Ave. To register, go to gocode.colorado.gov/event/colorado-springs-networking-event.

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    7. 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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    8. 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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