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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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