Staunton, Ill., Mayor Craig Neuhaus (left) checks out the town’s new water plant with Hank Fey, a public works director.
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In the small town of Staunton, Ill., the new $9 million water plant is a welcome addition. After all, when the 80-year-old facility it replaces seized up last year, the community’s 5,000 residents were without water for five days.
Denver has been selected as the home of a new U.S. Patent and Trademark office. David Kappos, the Under Secretary for Intellectual Property says the additional locations will help the reduce backlog of patents waiting for approval.
Governor John Hickenlooper swung through Northern Colorado today in what he’s calling a “follow up” to his economic blueprint plan. The blueprint came after Hickenlooper solicited feedback from business leaders in all 64 Colorado counties in his "bottom up" economic development process. It includes six specific goals, including efforts to recruit and retain more businesses.
A hotel and conference center apparently won’t be built in downtown Fort Collins -- at least not with city support -- anytime soon. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about what this may mean for the city’s economic development efforts.