Industry Trends

Tech

Denver startup wages a battle against waste

Remark allows consumers to search for a business and generate a thoughtful email featuring sustainability feedback in less than a minute. We then deliver your email to the business owner or the CEO and connect that business with free resources to make a switch in their operations.

Economy & Politics

Inflation—friend or foe?

We tend to think of inflation as a bad thing, but it can be a good thing depending on what role you occupy in the economy and whether you’re buying or selling assets.

SPACs-ever heard of them?

SPACs are special purpose acquisition companies that raise capital through public offerings and then use that cash to merge with startups looking to go public through an acquisition.

Real Estate

Transportation

How traffic engineering makes your community safer

A lot of care and planning goes into selecting the best intersection or roadway type for a specific location and creating the most efficient traffic flow possible. The process of planning, designing, and implementing these intersections and roadways is called traffic engineering.

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

Solar co-ops on the rise in Denver

Going solar is a great way to get affordable, reliable electricity for decades. Right now is a particularly good time to go solar, as COVID-19 relief legislation recently passed by Congress extends the Investment Tax Credit for solar, so business owners can recoup 26 percent of what they spend on solar systems installed this year or next.

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

Workplace wellness put to the test

While frontline and essential workers worried about their physical health, isolation and loneliness affected nine-to-fivers during a historic rise in remote working. Employees in every sector dealt with financial insecurity due to widespread layoffs and pay cuts.

6 strategies to reduce health care disparities among employees and tackle top cost drivers

A recent white paper by the Health Action Council (HAC) and UnitedHealthcare finds companies that implement deliberate strategies around their employees’ most common chronic health conditions may improve overall employee health and achieve cost-savings over the long-term. The study also revealed a number of important disparities in care, which can be improved through a combination of lifestyle modifications and targeted wellness programs.

Travel, Tourism, and Recreation

2021 Outdoor Industries Report

Colorado companies that supply outdoor recreation equipment and products experienced a year of peaks and valleys in 2020 trying to hold on during pandemic-influenced disruptions of production and supply chains.

The unwritten rules of golf for beginners

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, the pros at Denver Golf share some tips for anyone who enjoys the game of golf. No matter where you live in Denver, you will find one of our outstanding courses close to you.

Considerations for Colorado’s food and beverage industry

The Colorado restaurant industry lost billions of dollars of revenue in 2020. But the industry is adapting. The expansion of beer, wine and spirits sales through takeout has been a lifeline for the industry, with 93% of eateries offering drinks to go and 24% statewide deriving at least one-fifth of their revenue this way, according to the association. Each shift, across every industry, has created its own challenges and opportunities.

Consumer

Pandemic accelerates direct-to-consumer farm sales

Around 7 million additional U.S. households turned directly to producers in 2020. Experts say that growth in direct agricultural sales across the state could benefit the industry long term due to the increase in consumer knowledge and appreciation of local food production. Plus, a collection of resources to connect farmers, ranchers directly to consumers.

Entrepreneur sees green in scrap-tire mountains

According to most estimates, Colorado has more scrap tires than any other state. Roman Navarro, founder and CEO of Tires to Green Recycling in Hudson, saw an opportunity to recycle tires in Colorado after starting his career recycling electronics in Mexico.

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