Industry Trends

Tech

Top tips to boost your home’s internet performance

With students and families continuing to work and learn from home, it’s never been more important to have a smart, reliable home network that delivers fast Internet speeds for everyone in the family – whether you’re on a video conference at work, in a Zoom room for school or streaming a movie or playing a game at the end of a long day.

How to protect yourself against cybersecurity threats

As more people continue to increase their use of online shopping or services, work from home or have kids attending virtual school, they are exposing themselves more to the online risks. So, what can you do to help protect yourself and your loved ones from becoming a victim of cybercrime?

Economy & Politics

How the election impacted Colorado real estate taxes

It has been quite the election cycle with lots of ups and down. One thing is certain, Colorado voters were in a spending mood which will result in Colorado property owners paying a lot more in taxes on everything, especially in Denver County. What does this mean for Colorado real estate?

Drivers are in demand

The job of commercial driver, with a median advertised annual salary of $70,016, led all job postings in Colorado in the last week of July. Check out the top 10 most-posted job openings and median advertised salaries compiled by EMSI.

Real Estate

Transportation

The railroad less taken

The celebration for the 50th anniversary of the scenic railroad was put on hold, as was the unveiling of Rio Grande 168, a steam locomotive that sat in Antlers Park in Colorado Springs for decades.

Energy

Carbon fiber stokes hope in dwindling coal industry

Carbon fiber, strong and light, has been around since the 1970s. Already carbon fiber is used in high-end cars and very substantially in the Boeing 847, but it is expensive and made from petroleum. Making it from coal could bring the cost down – but there is that engineering to be done.

Healthcare & Wellness

Well-being in tomorrow’s workplace

Colorado’s Center for Health, Work & Environment’s nonprofit program, Health Links, brings together science-led experts and mentors to equip employers to promote the health, safety and well-being of their workforces—right here in Colorado and with companies nationwide.

How some Coloradans’ health habits changed during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed many aspects of our lives, including some of our daily habits that may have an impact on our health. Among those changes may be ways in which some people have adapted their workout routines and changed diets. Here are some tips to consider to help people focus on their fitness and well-being amid the on-going pandemic.

Travel, Tourism, and Recreation

Adaptability key for restaurants amid COVID-19 obstacles

Restaurants able to take advantage of a patio expansion for more seating and those with significant takeout and delivery operations before COVID-19 have fared better. But with winter approaching, restaurants that found success in the summer will face a new set of challenges.

COVID-19 hammers Colorado’s signature tourism biz

With the novel coronavirus rampaging across the country in early March, occupancy and visitation in Colorado’s tourism hotspots experienced a big bust after an unprecedented boom. Higher demand for the great outdoors could benefit many Colorado destinations. Should we be doubling down on tourism in tough times?

Consumer

2020 holiday shopping outlook report

Ibotta's latest report latest report combines surveys of more than 3,000 Ibotta Savers and general U.S.-based consumers. It examines current sentiments ahead of the holiday shopping season and how consumer preferences and behaviors, both in-store and online, will shift in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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