Economic Development http://www.kunc.org en For Small Business Friendliness, Fort Collins Tops Denver http://www.kunc.org/post/small-business-friendliness-fort-collins-tops-denver <p>Fort Collins and the rest of the Front Range are no strangers to ranking high in economic development. A new survey places the city as the second highest in the nation when it comes to hiring new workers. Colorado Springs also received high rankings, but Denver’s reputation is faltering.</p><p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Dan Greenwood 57746 at http://www.kunc.org For Small Business Friendliness, Fort Collins Tops Denver With More Tech On The Farm, Rural Colorado Left Waiting, Wanting For Broadband http://www.kunc.org/post/more-tech-farm-rural-colorado-left-waiting-wanting-broadband <p>People living in many parts of rural Colorado still don’t have access to high speed Internet. It’s a problem for schools and businesses, and in eastern Colorado it is making it harder for farmers to take full advantage of the latest technology even as state lawmakers passed legislation to try and even the playing field.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:28:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 57452 at http://www.kunc.org With More Tech On The Farm, Rural Colorado Left Waiting, Wanting For Broadband Colorado Looks To Health And Wellness Tourism http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-looks-health-and-wellness-tourism <p>America’s obsession with weight loss has given birth to reality shows like <em>The Biggest Loser</em> and <em>Extreme Weight Loss</em>. The latter aired the second installment of its new season with part of the episode shot on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The popular culture influence is reinvigorating Colorado’s image as a health and wellness destination — but with a medical twist.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:02:14 +0000 Grace Hood 57330 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Looks To Health And Wellness Tourism Big Breweries Move Into Small Beer Town — And Business Is Hopping http://www.kunc.org/post/big-breweries-move-small-beer-town-and-business-hopping With more breweries <a href="http://www.exploreasheville.com/foodtopia/beer-breweries/" target="_blank">per capita</a> than any U.S. city, Asheville, N.C., has become a sort of Napa Valley of beer. Wed, 28 May 2014 17:06:00 +0000 57086 at http://www.kunc.org Big Breweries Move Into Small Beer Town — And Business Is Hopping Brand Colorado Slowly Gaining Steam http://www.kunc.org/post/brand-colorado-slowly-gaining-steam <p>More and more companies are starting to use the new Colorado logo and slogan - “it’s our nature” - to promote their products, helping the state's efforts to strengthen its brand and global competitiveness. The branding effort though has been somewhat controversial and it will take some time to determine its success.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 57034 at http://www.kunc.org Brand Colorado Slowly Gaining Steam