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Higher education in Colorado accounts for $4.25 billion in wages and salaries, according to a study released yesterday [630Kb pdf] by the Adams Group. The analysis counted 57,675 people working in higher education in Colorado, with another 39,888 indirect or induced jobs. The $4.25 billion figure comes from the assumption that the jobs pay the… Continue Reading State’s higher education creates $4 billion in wages and salaries

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New Small Business Resource Guide available

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The 2008-09 Colorado Small Business Resource Guide is now available. The guide includes key information such as a checklist for starting a business, legal structure and registration requirements, property and sales tax mandates, bookkeeping guidance, and financing options. It is the official source referenced by Colorado governmental offices in support of emerging or established small… Continue Reading New Small Business Resource Guide available

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Representatives from the El Paso County Environmental Services Department attended a public meeting in Denver last night to recommend removing the Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species in El Paso County. The move comes after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Nov. 1 that the Preble’s… Continue Reading El Paso County wants Preble’s mouse taken off endangered list

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Two-thirds of online retailers said the deadline to place orders for ground shipping with delivery by Christmas is Dec. 18, according to the Shop.org/Shopzilla 2007 eHoliday study. The survey found that most retailers’ free ground shipping offers (76.1 percent) will expire on or before that day. Shop.org’s CyberMonday.com, provides a list of retailers still offering… Continue Reading Deadline for timely delivery of online gifts approaching

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The National Association of Realtors’ prognosis for 2007 and 2008 home sales is a little more optimistic. The NAR revised monthly forecast calls for existing home sales to fall 12.5 percent this year to 5.67 million. Last month, the association predicted 5.66 million existing homes would be sold this year. Still, the revised figure would… Continue Reading Realtors’ housing market outlook a little rosier

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November unemployment rate holds steady

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The nation’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 percent during November as employers continued to hire at a moderate pace, according to a Labor Department report released late last week. Employers added a net 94,000 jobs to their payrolls during November, down from an unexpected gain of 170,000 jobs during October. The jobless rate has… Continue Reading November unemployment rate holds steady

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8 Denverites on Forbes’ billionaire list

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Don’t hate our neighbors to the north because they’re rich. Eight Denverites made Forbes’ 2007 list of the world’s wealthiest, up from six the previous year. EchoStar CEO Charlie Ergen leads the Colorado list, with his fortune growing to $10 billion from $6.7 billion during 2005. Qwest founder Philip Anschutz saw his wealth increase to… Continue Reading 8 Denverites on Forbes’ billionaire list

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The Colorado Small Business Development Center and the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Small Business Conference for Veterans next week. The conference is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Antlers Hilton hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Small business counselors from around the state are scheduled… Continue Reading 3rd annual small business conference for veterans

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Kaiser gives $16 million to fight obesity

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Kaiser Permanente announced yesterday that it will give $16 million to support a statewide anti-obesity program. Kaiser will disperse the money over five years to the nonprofit LiveWell Colorado, a public-private program to fight obesity in the state. LiveWell was established in March by Kaiser, the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Department of Public… Continue Reading Kaiser gives $16 million to fight obesity

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Colorado SBA Director retiring

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Patricia Barela Rivera, the state district director for the Small Business Administration, will retire from her post Jan. 3. Region eight administrator Elton Ringsak said Ron Solberg, the Colorado Lead Business Development Specialist, will temporarily fill her position until a replacement is found. The state director is responsible for implementing national SBA programs and dispersing… Continue Reading Colorado SBA Director retiring

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