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DOI approves 541 new insurance plans under ACA

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The Colorado Division of Insurance approved 541 new health insurance plans from 18 carriers that will offer insurance to consumers and businesses starting Jan. 1, 2014. The new health plans must offer, under federal law, a set of essential benefits and a variety of choices. The division started reviewing the plans in May to make… Continue Reading DOI approves 541 new insurance plans under ACA

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State EDC: Closer look at RTA’s deciders

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Who’s the decider? When it comes to the four projects chosen by Colorado Springs to receive potential funding under provisions of the state Regional Tourism Act, it’s not Mayor Steve Bach — nor is it the City Council, or the Board of County Commissioners, or Bill Hybl, or even “Mr. (Philip) Anschutz.” The fate of… Continue Reading State EDC: Closer look at RTA’s deciders

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Unemployment assistance available to Black Forest fire residents

  People who lost their jobs because of the Black Forest fire might be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance, a federal program that provides temporary financial assistance to workers. The benefits are available to people who have lost their jobs because of a disaster and do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits, according to a… Continue Reading Unemployment assistance available to Black Forest fire residents

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Salazar to become commissioner of insurance

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Marguerite Salazar is the state’s new commissioner of insurance. She will start August 19, according to information from Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office. “Marguerite Salazar’s deep roots in Colorado and small business acumen will serve her well in this new role,” Hickenlooper said. “She is a savvy executive, understands regulatory reform and already knows her way… Continue Reading Salazar to become commissioner of insurance

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CNBC has published a blog written by Denver entrepreneur Brent Handler, who founded his vacation destination club, Inspirato, in 2010. Handler tells the national audience that Colorado is like Silicon Valley and calls the state one of the most fruitful places in the nation for innovation and startups. He notes that 122 new Colorado startups… Continue Reading CNBC blog: Colorado, entrepreneurs and downtown stadiums

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Colorado entrepreneurs launched 122 digital technology startups in 2012 – with 70 companies receiving at least $1 million in investment funding. Software and business-to-business web companies are the fastest growing sectors, according to the report from Built In Denver. “2012 was another record-setting year for digital technology companies in Colorado,” said Erik Mitisek, CEO of… Continue Reading 122 Colorado tech startups launched last year

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Colorado Springs gets A+ for business-friendliness

Colorado business owners believe the state is the most business friendly, according to a survey by Thumbtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. And Colorado Springs received an A+ grade for its efforts to create a business friendly environment, according to local small business owners. That’s an improvement from last year, when Thumbtack.com reported the… Continue Reading Colorado Springs gets A+ for business-friendliness

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Investors bullish on Colorado economy

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Colorado investors are optimistic about the markets and about the Colorado economy, according to a Morgan Stanley poll. Investors show renewed confidence in meeting financial goals but are still concerned about international conflicts and the U.S. budget deficit. The poll shows that Colorado area investors with at least $100,000 in investable assets are optimistic about… Continue Reading Investors bullish on Colorado economy

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Shadow inventory falling

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The amount of shadow inventory in Colorado dropped 26 percent in the 12 months that ended in January, according to a CoreLogic report released today. The drop was one of the largest declines in shadow inventory in the country and represents a national trend. Shadow inventory includes all delinquent mortgages, those in foreclosure and those… Continue Reading Shadow inventory falling

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Beer pours millions to state’s economy

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Beer pours millions to state’s economy

Colorado beer distributors are making a big splash in the state’s economy, according to a new economic impact study by the National Beer Wholesalers Association. Colorado beer distributors directly employ 2,457 people and they generate $987 million in total economic impact. The association’s report is titled,  America’s Beer Distributors: Fueling Jobs, Generating Economic Growth &… Continue Reading Beer pours millions to state’s economy

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