Industry Trends

Tech

Data and Content Democratization

In the data-driven, modern economy, democratization is more than a buzzword. In fact, the democratization of both data and content is hugely important for businesses, allowing for scaling, agility, and innovation on an unprecedented scale. Across the digital world, 2.5…

Fintech on the Rise

Colorado’s fintech footprint is getting bigger, with numerous companies launching and opening satellite offices in the state in the last few years. Industry observers see a burgeoning sector rooted in Denver but extending in both directions on the Front Range…

Economy & Politics

Electrification: is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Amidst a 40-year high in inflation, a housing affordability crisis, and volatile gas prices, Colorado lawmakers are doubling down on their aggressive environmental policies. In support of HB19-1261, which included greenhouse gas emission reduction targets 26% by 2025, 50% by…

Thank You, Inflation

Inflation in our economy has reared its ugly head for the first time in over 40 years, at the rate of 7.04 percent for the 12 months ending in December. I hear everywhere from people that it is hitting the…

The Need for Supply-Side Economics

One of the memorable presidential political quips for me was candidate George H. W. Bush labeling Ronald Reagan’s supply side economic campaign as “Voodoo Economics” trying to develop economic policy based on magic. This was in 1980 as the U.S.…

Real Estate

Good Party Wall Agreements Make Good Neighbors

Purchasing a residential property sometimes involves sharing with your neighbors. A good party wall agreement will identify responsibilities and what to do if the terms of the agreement are not followed. What is a Party Wall Agreement? A party wall…

Q1 Real Estate Market Trends Report

Eagle County real estate is starting to see a shift in the market to more predictable activity, with inventory levels starting to rise — normalizing a trend that used to occur each spring and into the summer months before 2020…

Preparation for Condo Investing

Condos can be a great investment, especially for busy real estate investors. Condos require less maintenance than single-family homes and offer nearly equal value. As of March 2022, the median single-family home value had increased by 15% from the year…

Transportation

Electrification: is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Amidst a 40-year high in inflation, a housing affordability crisis, and volatile gas prices, Colorado lawmakers are doubling down on their aggressive environmental policies. In support of HB19-1261, which included greenhouse gas emission reduction targets 26% by 2025, 50% by…

Drive Electric Colorado is getting the state ready for the EV revolution

Drive Electric Colorado is an initiative designed to educate consumers and dealers about EVs. Driveelectriccolorado.org is a clearinghouse of information about EVs for consumers and dealers, covering everything from tax rebates and other financial incentives available to EV owners to what an electric vehicle driver needs to know about charging their vehicle.  

Energy

Electrification: is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Amidst a 40-year high in inflation, a housing affordability crisis, and volatile gas prices, Colorado lawmakers are doubling down on their aggressive environmental policies. In support of HB19-1261, which included greenhouse gas emission reduction targets 26% by 2025, 50% by…

Healthcare & Wellness

Travel, Tourism, and Recreation

Mezcal, Mint Juleps, and Mimosas

Denver, and all of Colorado really, is about to get about to get triple-festive this week. In honor of Battle of Puebla Day (May 5, 1862), otherwise known as Cinco De Mayo, tacos and margaritas will overflow from every corner…

Brother, Can You Spare a Round?

Green fee coupons and punch cards. Walk-on primetime rounds and twilight deals. Group discounts. Wink-wink sales pitches from private clubs. And, best of all, beautiful, birdie-bearing conditions on golf courses private, public and municipal. Colorado golfers, the golf industry wanted…

A Musing on Golf’s Pace of Play Dilemma

Golf is a great game that allows us to spend time with friends outdoors in a beautiful, idyllic setting. Ah, the birds singing in the trees, the warm gentle breeze … ‘Hey buddy would you please hurry up and hit…

Consumer

Thank You, Inflation

Inflation in our economy has reared its ugly head for the first time in over 40 years, at the rate of 7.04 percent for the 12 months ending in December. I hear everywhere from people that it is hitting the…

How to Recognize and Avoid EFT Scams

Welcome to 2022, where everything has gone digital. Along with ordering girl scout cookies, marketing your business, and writing elegant love letters, paying invoices by check now happens online. To avoid those credit card processing fees, many businesses now both…

How to Avoid Greenwashing Schemes

With sustainability trending, we are seeing an increase in brands and products that appeal to more eco-conscious consumers. Today’s customers are prioritizing sustainability and are more attracted to brands that appeal to their desires to be more mindful and environmentally…