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March 11, 2010

ColoradoBiz P2 Update

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Today in ColoradoBiz Politics & Policy Update


Has Colorado put out the "closed for business" sign?


Measures aimed at helping to fill the state's current budget gap by eliminating or reducing state tax credits and exemptions for businesses will make it more difficult to keep jobs in Colorado and lure new ones here. By Diane Schwenke


Shorter winters, hotter summers


Winters will likely become shorter, runoff will occur earlier in the year, and the hot, generally drier months of summer will last longer, according to the Colorado River Water Availability Study. By Allen Best

Jobs: two steps forward, one step back

The February U.S. employment data was subject to wide interpretation in regard to how the labor market is performing, with nasty East Coast weather during much of February greatly impacting the data. By Jeff Thredgold

How one Colorado town reinvented itself

I've spent the last several months doing an in-depth study of the Pueblo economy for the Business School at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The last time I did such an analysis was more than 25 years ago, and it has been fascinating to document how Pueblo has changed. By Tucker Hart Adams

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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

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