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    1. Hickenlooper signs workforce development, opioid-treatment bills

      Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday participated in the final public bill-signing of his eight-year term as Colorado’s highest elected official, and he also signed into law another bill that could pump significant money into the fight against opioid abuse.

      Surrounded by dozens of department heads and lobbyists, Hickenlooper inked House Bill 1266, which extends the two-year-old Career Development Success Pilot Program that reimburses school districts and charter schools who complete internships,…

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    2. Colorado Legislature extends export-assistance program for smaller businesses - Denver Business Journal

      A five-year-old state-run export-assistance program for medium and small businesses is getting an extension after an early run that economic-development officials and legislators have viewed as being quite successful. Gov. John Hickenlooper this week signed into law House Bill 1135, which extended the Advanced Industry Export Acceleration Program by six years, through the end of 2024. The program, launched in 2013, was set to end on Jan. 1 were nothing done.

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    3. Army considers 15 cities for home of new Futures Command

      The Army says it's considering 15 cities for the headquarters of its planned Futures Command , which will keep track of emerging technology and innovations that could be used in warfighting.

      The Army notified the cities this week and asked for detailed information.

      The contenders are Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New York; Philadelphia; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Diego; San Francisco; and Seattle.

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    4. U.S. Treasury certifies Colorado Opportunity Zones | Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade

      U.S. Treasury certifies Colorado Opportunity Zones | Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade

      The 126 Colorado Opportunity Zones nominated last month have been certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and are now eligible for a new federal tax incentive. Established by last December’s massive tax bill, Opportunity Zones encourage economic growth via private capital investment by providing a tax incentive for investors to reinvest in disadvantaged communities. 

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    5. Lawmakers seek to attach strings to rural Internet grants to ensure net neutrality | The Colorado Independent

      Lawmakers seek to attach strings to rural Internet grants to ensure net neutrality | The Colorado Independent

      About a quarter of homes in rural Colorado lack basic Internet, but under a proposed law, these homes would be among the first to get a net neutrality guarantee from Internet providers. Democratic lawmakers want to prevent Internet companies from blocking or slowing down access to certain websites and online content. 

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