David’s Blog

Ground Broken to Widen Another Segment of North I-25

Last Thursday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held near the northwest corner of I-25 and Highway 56 to commemorate the start of construction to widen the section on North I-25 between Highway 402 south of Loveland and Highway 56 in the Berthoud area. The Colorado Department of Transportation has designated this Segment 6. Find out more about the work on North I-25 by clicking here.

Some of the funds for this expansion were secured through the lobbying work of Fix North I-25, which was paid...

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Study Assesses State Health Care Option Impact on Business

A study was released today by a Colorado group called the REMI Partnership (Regional Economic Models, Inc.) that projects some of the possible impacts on business of the so-called public option for health care.

The study is titled "Anticipating a State Health Care Option: Will Businesses Face Higher Costs or Will Quality & Access be Cut?”.

It was done in response to HB 19-1004, which was passed during the 2019 session of the Colorado General Assembly. Without much analysis, the bill ...

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Geezers to the Rescue?

Finding workers is a big, big challenge for many employers, as you probably already know. It’s a regular point of conversation with our members.

In light of that, an interesting story in the July 1 edition of the Wall Street Journal caught my eye. In a story titled “Gray Wave of Workers Gives Slow-Growing World a Boost,” reporter Sarah Chaney reports on the trend in countries with advanced economies of a growing labor participation rate by older workers.

Chaney wrote that “Labor-fo...

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Curt Richardson: ‘Failure is Just a Change of Plans’

Last Thursday evening, Curt Richardson was honored by BizWest with the Bravo! Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award in a ceremony at the Embassy Suites.

It was a fun evening overall with a Master Class of successful area entrepreneurs answering audience questions, finalists of the Innovation Quotient Awards Innovation Challenge pitching their ideas, then the Bravo! Awards honorees being recognized.

It was all great, but Curt was especially fun to listen to because of his rags to riches s...

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First Half of 2019 Good for Chamber

The Chamber is having a strong year. At the 7-month mark, here’s a quick review of the top priorities.

Lead the lobbying effort to secure funding to widen I-25 to 3 lanes between Highway 14 and Highway 66 (Fix North I-25)

Efforts by area leaders over the past several years, including the Chamber, have resulted in $927.5 million committed to North I-25. There have been several major wins in 2019:

The Fix North I-25 Business Alliance helped secure $300M in state General Fund expenditu...

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