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    1. Incentives garner Colorado more than 6,800 new jobs in 2018

      Incentives garner Colorado more than 6,800 new jobs in 2018

      State officials garnered a lot of attention in 2018 for their successful recruiting of VF Corporation’s headquarters, which will relocate from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Denver’s Union Station neighborhood in mid-2019. But that company was just one of 20 that accepted job-growth incentive tax credits from the Colorado Economic Development Commission this year to create as many as 6,821 new jobs in the state over the next eight years.

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    2. Meet the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange business ShapeShift growing its Denver presence

      Meet the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange business ShapeShift growing its Denver presence

      ShapeShift, a cryptocurrency exchange business based in Zug, Switzerland, has big plans for its operations in the Denver metro area. CEO Erik Voorhees said the company has more than 120 employees here and plans on hiring “at least” between 30 and 50 more people within the next year. Voorhees is also active in the community. In June, Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed 12 people, including Voorhees to the Colorado Council for the Advancement of Blockchain Technology.

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    3. Colorado gives online retailers a temporary reprieve from new sales-tax rules

      Colorado gives online retailers a temporary reprieve from new sales-tax rules

      Online retailers who are worried about how to comply with Colorado’s new sales-tax rules got a couple of months more to figure things out Thursday from the Colorado Department of Revenue. State officials extended by two months — from March 31 to May 31 — the deadline for retailers to comply with rules announced in September that require sellers of online goods to remit taxes to the state and to the local jurisdictions in which the purchasers reside. Revenue department leaders have exempted from the rules out-of-state businesses that make less than $100,000 in revenues or do less than 200 ...

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    4. Colorado wants to be an epicenter of blockchain technology. Can it succeed?

      Colorado wants to be an epicenter of blockchain technology. Can it succeed?

      Headlines are buzzing about the demise of the popular cryptocurrency bitcoin. But many experts in Colorado say these reports obscure the growing promise of the technology that supports cryptocurrencies: blockchain. “Even if cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are seeing a fall in prices, blockchain, as an underlying but independent technology, is following its own path of advancement,” says Emily Garnett, an attorney at the Denver law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Colorado — and the Denver metro in particular — is home to many promising blockchain startups, while established businesses in the area are looking into using blockchain technology. The state's government ...

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    5. Colorado sales tax changes: Small-business owners oppose new rules

      Colorado sales tax changes: Small-business owners oppose new rules

      Christy Fowler, owner of Loveland woodworking supply company Blue Sky Supply, captured the exasperation Friday that many business owners are feeling over forthcoming changes to Colorado sales tax collection rules. Fowler was one of dozens of business owners and advocates that packed a small hearing room on an upper floor of a state administration building to comment on the not-yet-finalized regulations during a rule making hearing.The draft rules take informal effect Saturday. Business officially have until March 31 to meet the new standards before facing potential audits from the state.

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    6. DISH Appoints Suma Nallapati Chief Digital Officer

      DISH Appoints Suma Nallapati Chief Digital Officer

      DISH today announced that it has appointed Suma Nallapati Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer reporting to DISH Chief Information Officer Atilla Tinic. Nallapati currently serves on Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's cabinet as Secretary of Technology and State CIO. She will join DISH in mid-January when Colorado Governor-Elect Jared Polis assumes the office.

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    7. Dish Network taps Colorado's CIO as its next chief digital officer

      Dish Network taps Colorado's CIO as its next chief digital officer

      The woman who overhauled Colorado’s antiquated computer systems to make things like applying for food stamps and driver’s licenses more efficient is bringing her expertise back to a well-known satellite TV operator in the state. Dish Network said Wednesday that it has hired Suma Nallapati as its senior vice president and chief digital officer. Nallapati currently serves on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s cabinet as secretary of technology and as the state’s chief information officer.

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    8. National Cybersecurity Center expanding role in cyber competitions | Business | gazette.com

      National Cybersecurity Center expanding role in cyber competitions | Business | gazette.com

      Capture the flag may sound like a war game, but in Colorado Springs — home to five military installations — it is focused on cybersecurity and more like a difficult and technical game of “Jeopardy!” A capture the flag competition this month at the National Cybersecurity Center was the first step in a new partnership between the Colorado Springs-based think tank and military technology contractor Boecore Inc. that is designed to expand the competition from dozens of players to more than 150 in six months.

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