Economic Development

5:43am

Mon February 3, 2014
Business

Boulder On Par To Outpace State Growth

Boulder leads the pack for 2014 economic development.
Credit Snap Man/Flickr Creative Commons

5:32am

Mon February 3, 2014
The Edge

The Games Are A Great Party, But Not A Great Investment

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 5:02 pm

Graffiti covers a vent adjacent to the Athens Olympic Stadium in this photo from Feb. 18, 2012. Expenditures on the 2004 Athens Summer Games contributed to the country's debt load, which sparked the current economic crisis.
Oli Scarff Getty Images

NPR correspondents Ari Shapiro, in London, and Joanna Kakissis, in Athens, teamed up for this joint look at Olympics economics.

The Winter Olympics in Sochi are just a few days away. Russia has spent $50 billion on everything from construction to security, making these the most expensive games in history.

Countries often justify the Olympic-sized price tag by saying the investment pays off in increased business and tourism.

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7:30am

Fri January 24, 2014
Urban Development

Globeville And Elyria-Swansea: Gentrification Wary, But Looking For Change

Interstate 70 travels over the Globeville/Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Both well-known and blighted, the Globeville/Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods just north of Denver are in for some big changes. The ambitious projects will potentially cost billions of dollars and significantly transform the community. Residents hope the revitalization won’t come at their expense.

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7:04am

Tue November 19, 2013
Rural Life

As Hollywood Goes Digital, Colo. Hopes To Save Rural Theaters

The Sands Theater in Brush got a $20,000 grant from the state, and will need to come up with an additional $30,000 to convert digitally.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Theater projectors are going where most of the dazzling special effects in summer blockbusters have gone: All digital. In 2014, Hollywood will no longer release movies on traditional film stock. Theaters must convert or be forced to close – including those in rural Colorado.

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2:52pm

Mon October 21, 2013
Business

Udis, Crocs Expected To Be Early Adopters Of ‘By Colorado’

State officials are launching a new effort they hope will encourage companies to start carrying a state logo on their products. The royalty-free licensing program called “By Colorado” is for businesses and others interested in including the new logo in marketing.

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