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Colorado offering grants for digital theater conversions

The state is offering grants for rural movie theaters that need help converting to new digital equipment required by the film industry. The grants range from $10,000 to $30,000 from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Colorado Small Business Development Center Network, the Denver Film Society, Downtown Colorado Inc., the Gates Foundation… Continue Reading Colorado offering grants for digital theater conversions

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Henry named head of Colorado PTAC

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Gary Henry will be the new executive director for the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Henry, who worked as vice president of operations at McNew & Associates before accepting the PTAC job, was also on the board of directors for the PTAC for more than three years. The PTAC is a state and federal government… Continue Reading Henry named head of Colorado PTAC

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There were fewer workplace deaths in 2012 than there were the previous year, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Last year, there were 80 deaths from workplace injuries, which was 12 fewer than in 2011. Transportation-related deaths were the leading cause of workplace fatalities, with 32 deaths, including… Continue Reading Workplace deaths drop in 2012, according to state report

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Colorado’s economy continues to add jobs at a higher rate than the rest of the Rocky Mountain states and the nation. Colorado’s economy grew nearly 2 percentage points in August, from 54.8 to 56.5, according to the Goss Institute for Economic Research. The overall business conditions index, a mathematical average of new orders, production, employment,… Continue Reading Colorado’s job growth above regional, national averages

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Colorado innovation report looks at opportunities

Colorado’s high-tech innovation sector is competitive with the rest of the nation – but falls short in the number of jobs at startups, the survival rate of small businesses and self-employed innovation company. The good news: the state exceeds the national average for public funding of companies and its educated workforce. The information comes from… Continue Reading Colorado innovation report looks at opportunities

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El Paso Public Health earns sought-after accreditation

El Paso County Public Health has become the first public health agency in Colorado to earn national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. The agency is one of only five health departments to receive accreditation this year, and one of only 19 accredited health departments in the United States. “Achieving and maintaining accreditation provides… Continue Reading El Paso Public Health earns sought-after accreditation

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NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

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NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

Dream Chaser Nevada-headquartered Sierra Nevada Corp. is developing the Dream Chaser Space System, a vehicle designed for commercial and cargo transportation to and from low-Earth orbit. The company, which has a location in Louisville (near Boulder), has won bids totaling more than $330 million as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew project to transport astronauts to… Continue Reading NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

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State events highlight high-tech innovation companies

Next week is “Colorado Innovation Week,” to honor the small businesses and startups that are creating hubs of innovation across the state. Gov. John Hickenlooper made the proclamation yesterday, saying that the week will bring together “top leaders to cultivate innovation and technology, and transform ideas into reality.” The week’s events include the Monday release… Continue Reading State events highlight high-tech innovation companies

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More Coloradans died by suicide in 2012 than ever before, says the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment. The state’s suicide death toll has been climbing in the past decade, giving Colorado one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. In 2012, 1,053 people in the state completed suicide, representing a rate of… Continue Reading Colorado’s suicide rate reaches record numbers in 2012

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Springs unemployment rate remains higher than state

The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs remains higher than the state average, and has risen during the past month. Unemployment in Colorado Springs is 8.4 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, above the state’s average of 7.1 percent. The latest numbers from the Department of Labor show that the area lost… Continue Reading Springs unemployment rate remains higher than state

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