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February 25, 2010

ColoradoBiz P2 Update

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Today in the ColoradoBiz politics & policy update


Rethinking scarcity in an abundant world

It's become quite common to hear discussions about transitioning from a world of scarcity to a world of abundance. But for all the good intentions and creative thinking, our limitations, both human and material, will be an ever-present force in society and a very necessary one. By Thomas Frey

Deep in debt

Financial developments within Greece should be considered "a shot across the bow" for similar smaller nations such as Portugal, Spain and Ireland. Such a warning shot regarding high debt levels should also be taken seriously by larger nations, including the United States. By Jeff Thredgold

State Supremes strike down Amendment 54 

The Colorado Supreme Court has tossed out Amendment 54, which banned sole-source government contract holders from making political donations and prohibited their immediate family members from making contributions on their behalf. By the ColoradoBiz staff

Economists give stimulus a better-than-average grade

What kind of grade do experts give the economic stimulus bill following the one-year anniversary of its enactment? ABC News put that question to a panel of economists. What came back: no "A's" for Washington -- but no "F's" either.  

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Find out more about the 5th Annual Sustainable Opportunities Summit March 2-4 at the Colorado Convention Center. Check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.


ColoradoBiz UpdateLearn more about the 2010 Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference -- Managing Beyond the Recovery: New Realities, New Rules, New Values. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here.


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Hooray for algae!


ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with CEO Harvey Dorren about how his company, Genesis Biofuel, cleans the air and makes waste products into usable energy.

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Wanted: Nominations for Top 100 Women-Owned Companies 

Nominate your firm for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies slated for the May issue. Submission deadline: March 19


Hot Biz Deals 

  • Chow down in Denver! Denver Restaurant Week is a two-week celebration of Denver's delicious culinary scene. From Feb. 20 through March 5, participating restaurants will offer a multi-course dinner for the fixed price of $52.80 for two, or $26.40 for one (not including tax or gratuity). And after you've eaten, get a deal on a hotel room, too! Find out more. 
  • Join us on March 17 for a St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the Hotel Boulderado! Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with live Irish music from The Green Party, specialty Irish food and libations.
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