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    1. Catalyst Campus to launch a national, residential technology accelerator in Colorado Springs

      Catalyst Campus to launch a national, residential technology accelerator in Colorado Springs

      COLORADO SPRINGS – Aerospace and Defense incubator, accelerator, and research and development center, Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation, announced it would launch the Catalyst Accelerator in January 2018. The Catalyst Accelerator will be based at the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation in Colorado Springs. The Catalyst Accelerator is partnering with the Air Force Research Lab Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) to launch the inaugural accelerator cohort.

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    2. Rep. Jared Polis Introduces Cryptocurrency Tax Fairness Act of 2017 | Fortune.com

      Rep. Jared Polis Introduces Cryptocurrency Tax Fairness Act of 2017 | Fortune.com

      Under current tax rules, any little transaction—like buying a cup of coffee—can be considered a capital gain, and trigger an obligation to the IRS. A solution may be on the way, however, in the form of a bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Co) and Rep. David Schweikert (R-Az). Titled The CryptoCurrency Tax Fairness Act.

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    3. Colorado sees a prime opportunity in Amazon's mega-campus

      Colorado is gearing up to enter one of the biggest economic-development sweepstakes in history, with the prize being Amazon.com Inc.'s planned second headquarters campus to rival its huge complex in Seattle. The online retail giant announced Thursday that it plans to invest more than $5 billion to build and operate the new headquarters, which it is calling "Amazon HQ2," and that up to 50,000 employees would work there. ( Full details here.)

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    4. Colorado apprenticeship program turns the factory floor into a classroom | PBS NewsHour

      Colorado apprenticeship program turns the factory floor into a classroom | PBS NewsHour

      Some high school students in Colorado may get prime jobs even before they get their diplomas. That’s because CareerWise, the nation’s first statewide youth apprenticeship program, links students to industries and addresses manufacturers’ demand for skills, while offering employment, academic credit and support for college. Hari Sreenivasan reports as part of our Rethinking College series.

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    5. Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Cybersecurity of “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) Devices

      Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Cybersecurity of “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) Devices

      U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA), co-chairs of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, along with Sens. Ron Wyden (D-WA) and Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices. The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 would require that devices purchased by the U.S. government meet certain minimum security requirements.

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    6. Gardner, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Wireless Innovation and Close the Urban-Rural Divide

      Gardner, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Wireless Innovation and Close the Urban-Rural Divide

      Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Viable Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act, which will encourage the federal government to continue to free up spectrum for commercial licensed and unlicensed use and leverage the success of spectrum auctions to help close the urban-rural divide.

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    7. 15 Rural Colorado Communities Chosen for Second Round of Blueprint 2.0 Initiatives Designed to Boost Economies | Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade

      15 Rural Colorado Communities Chosen for Second Round of Blueprint 2.0 Initiatives Designed to Boost Economies | Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade

      Stephanie Copeland, executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) along with local economic development professionals from around the state, gathered in Meeker to announce the recipients of the second round of the Colorado Blueprint 2.0 initiatives.

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    8. Microloans now available for start-ups and entrepreneurs | Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade

      Microloans now available for start-ups and entrepreneurs | Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade

      The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Office (OEDIT) announced the launch of the new Colorado Microloans program (CML) – a special initiative of the Colorado Economic Development Commission designed to provide small loans to start-ups and entrepreneurial small businesses that are underserved by traditional debt markets.

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