Economic Development http://www.kunc.org en Solar For The 99 Percent http://www.kunc.org/post/solar-99-percent <p>In southwest Denver, just blocks off a stretch of West Evans Avenue liberally dotted with auto repair shops and paint stores, a ladder stretches up the side of a small, one-story tan house. Workers atop the roof wield tape measures and oil crayons, calling off numbers and making marks outlining a setup for solar panels.</p><p>The house belongs to Erika Caraveo, a short, soft-spoken woman who offers child care services as her main means of income. Normally, Caraveo couldn't afford the cost of a solar installation.</p><p>"I'm the only one paying the bills. I'm a single mom," she said.</p><p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59727 at http://www.kunc.org Solar For The 99 Percent Moderate Economic Growth Predicted For Second Half of 2014 http://www.kunc.org/post/moderate-economic-growth-predicted-second-half-2014 <p>Based on the number of new business filings in Colorado for the second quarter of 2014, employment numbers are expected to moderately grow through the remainder of the year. The positive forecast isn’t just based on new companies starting up here, but on year-over-year improvements in existing business renewals, trademarks and trade names that indicate more jobs are on the way.</p><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:08:25 +0000 Dan Greenwood 59089 at http://www.kunc.org Moderate Economic Growth Predicted For Second Half of 2014 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