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January 07, 2010
 
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This special edition of ColoradoBiz Update examines Gov. Bill Ritter’s decision not to run for re-election.

Ritter’s New Year’s resolution: No second term
Gov. Bill Ritter is dealing with a state budget in shambles, lagging unemployment, a rickety relationship with business and the prospect of a grueling campaign. And he expects people to swallow the idea that he wants to reconnect with his family? By Mike Cote

On major issues, Ritter’s record is mixed
Economic development is the lens through which business evaluates a governor. While Ritter’s new energy agenda should pay off big for Colorado, other key issues have been left wanting. By Bart Taylor

Ritter’s decision might have the GOP rethinking theirs
Bill Ritter’s tenure as governor has been an odd one. More than any other Colorado governor—Republican or Democrat—in my experience, his Administration always struck me as more rhetoric than reality.
By Jeff Rundles

From the ColoradoBiz archives:

Cote’s Colorado: Bill Ritter has no time to sit down
The Ritter administration’s ability to create jobs will be the focal point as the governor begins seeking a second term. During an interview with ColoradoBiz TV in July at the Governor’s Mansion, Ritter agreed the new energy economy was central to his re-election platform. By Mike Cote

Power glide: Bill Ritter has bet his future on the new energy economy
Ritter’s administration claims it helped fuel the evolution of Colorado as a hub for “green” energy economic development. But are those accomplishments enough to convince voters he deserves a second term? By Robert Schwab

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“Making Tough Decisions in Tough Times”

Join your fellow Colorado business leaders from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown for a candid discussion sponsored by the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance. Mike Cote, editor of ColoradoBiz, will moderate a panel of distinguished Colorado business executives, who will share their personal experiences with ethical dilemmas that many business leaders face in this challenging economy.

Featured panelists: Mario Carrera, vice president and general manager, Entravision Communications Corp.; Steven W. Farber, president and founding partner, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck; Ding Wen Hsu, co-owner and president, Pacific Western Technologies Ltd.; Lisa Schomp, president and CEO, Ralph Schomp Automotive.

Tickets are $25 and include a continental breakfast. Click here to register.

 


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Bill Ritter bows out
At a news conference, Gov. Ritter discusses his unexpected decision to not seek a second term, citing family considerations. Plus reaction from state GOP chief Dick Wadhams and Colorado Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll.

 

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ColoradoBiz Podcasts

VanDyne SuperTurbo finds home at CSU lab
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Bryan Willson, director of the Colorado State University Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory, about the development of a super-charged engine with great fuel economy.

THE ASSOCIATION FOR CORPORATE GROWTH

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.

Enter the 2010 Sustainabilty Champion Awards competition

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Environmental Partnership have partnered with Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy (CORE) and ColoradoBiz to bring you the 2010 Sustainability Champion Awards, sponsored by PAETEC.

The Sustainability Champion Awards recognize individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond required duties in the creation and implementation of a program or initiative that has made a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy and society.

Recipients will be honored at the 2010 Sustainable Opportunities Summit, and will receive special mention in the March 2010 issue of ColoradoBiz.

Visit cobizmag.com for more information and to download the nomination form. The deadline is 4 p.m., Jan. 14.

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