Economic Development

Grace Hood / KUNC

Life is far from normal in this town of 2,000. Most residents haven’t returned home yet because power, sewer and water lines broke during the floods. Some homes and businesses were untouched by water.

As we reported Aug. 29, Colorado has selected a new marketing logo and slogan after a multi-month campaign that launched back in April. While the mark is primarily aimed at out-of-state clientele, reception in state has been less than positive.

Making Colorado

After months of speculation, Colorado is set to roll out a new state logo that officials hope will boost recognition of the state’s unique brand.

The Architects' Studio Inc.

The city of Johnstown has given initial approval for what could be one of the largest indoor shooting ranges and retail spaces in Colorado.

Kimberly Vardeman / Flickr - Creative Commons

Flying over the state now for 102 years, the Colorado flag stole the show a bit when some new branding concepts were unveiled online.

Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

As lawmakers debate the Farm Bill in Washington, millions of dollars are at stake for small businesses across the country. Rural development grants go out to everything from home loans to water projects to small co-ops.

Federal Funds Flow Into Rural Communities

May 22, 2013
Bill Wheelhouse / Harvest Public Media

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.

Broomfield Economic Development Corporation

A new economic-development group may form to help recruit companies to Boulder and Broomfield counties.

Public Domain

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.

Grace Hood

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.

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