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    1. Colorado’s Selling Points Have Helped Push Denver From 'Cowtown' To Tech Town

      Colorado’s Selling Points Have Helped Push Denver From 'Cowtown' To Tech Town

      While big firms like BP and Arrow Electronics grab headlines when they relocate to Colorado, it’s new businesses like Jacob Zax’ app startup, Edify, driving much of the state’s job growth as it comes out of the recession. Colorado has the seventh highest concentration of new businesses: One in every three businesses here are no more than five years old, according to the CU Leeds School of Business.

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    2. At Colorado Capitol, New Leaders Talk Up Cooperation -- And Dig In | CPR

      At Colorado Capitol, New Leaders Talk Up Cooperation -- And Dig In | CPR

      Tuesday’s election results didn't change the balance of power at the state legislature. Democrats maintained their majority in the House and Republicans still control the Senate. Members of both parties gathered at the Capitol Thursday to elect their new leaders. Republicans picked Sen. Kevin Grantham of Canon City as Senate president and Democrats chose Rep. Crisanta Duran of Denver as House speaker.

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    3. Colorado Unveils $9.5M Youth Apprenticeship Program | CPR

      Colorado Unveils $9.5M Youth Apprenticeship Program | CPR

      Colorado took a major step in building a locally grown workforce on Wednesday by launching a youth apprenticeship program modeled after one in Switzerland. U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez was in Denver for the announcement, which he says makes Colorado a national leader at transforming the way students move from high school into careers.

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