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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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Foreclosure sales and filings slow

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Statewide foreclosure sales in 2012 dropped 18.9 percent from the 2011 total. There were 15,903 completed foreclosures in 2012, according to the Colorado Division of Housing. There were 19,617 in 2011. New foreclosure filings also fell 10.6 percent from 31,975 in 2011 to 28,579 in 2012. “Foreclosures in 2012 basically dropped back down to 2006… Continue Reading Foreclosure sales and filings slow

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Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewing announced today that its Employee Stock Ownership Program has purchased the balance of company shares, and that it has hired a construction company to build a new facility in Asheville, North Carolina. New Belgium, known for its popular brews such as Fat Tire Amber Ale and Ranger India Pale Ale, has been… Continue Reading New Belgium 100% employee owned, expanding into N.C.

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Colorado legislature starts 2013 session

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The 2013 legislative session started today at 10 a.m. New members of the house were sworn in and the 69th General Assembly elected Rep. Mark Ferrandino, a Denver Democrat representing HD2, as Speaker of the House. He is the second openly gay legislator elected to a leadership role. Sen. John P. Morse, a Democrat representing… Continue Reading Colorado legislature starts 2013 session

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Colo. restaurants poised for strong 2013

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Colorado restaurants are expected to have stronger sales in 2013 than last year, data released by the National Restaurant Association shows. Colorado also is expected to outpace the national average in disposable income, employment and population growth, said Peter Meersman, Colorado Restaurant Association President and CEO. “Disposable income is expected to advance 2.5 percent in… Continue Reading Colo. restaurants poised for strong 2013

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The mountain states ended the year by maintaining their position above neutral growth in a series of economic indicators, according to the Goss Institute of Economic Research monthly economic report. And, looking ahead six months, the economic optimism of supply managers is climbing. “An improving national economy and upturns in residential housing pushed business confidence… Continue Reading Supply managers optimistic about 2013 for job and economic growth

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New regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provide details about Medicaid expansions in the states – good news for low-income Colorado residents. CMS said states that expand health care through improvements to Medicaid must extend services to everyone who makes 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. The Supreme Court ruling earlier… Continue Reading CMS clears way for Medicaid expansion

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Colorado has received a $2.9 million grant from the federal government’s “Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge.” The money will be used during the next four years to accelerate the state’s plan to improve school readiness. The money will increase access to high-quality early learning programs and help develop the capacity of those people,… Continue Reading Colorado receives $29.9 million ‘Race to Top’ grant

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The economic indicators for Colorado were a mixed bag in October, according to the business conditions index from the Goss Institute for Economic Research. While the state’s economy continues to grow, telecommunications companies are cutting jobs, and manufacturing for durable goods have slowed, said Dr. Ernie Goss, director of the institute. “Non-durable goods producers are… Continue Reading Economic index pushes upward in Colorado, mountain states

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Cases of whooping cough on the rise in Colorado

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Colorado has just topped the 1,000 case mark for the number of pertussis cases in the state, reports the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. Pertussis is commonly known as whooping cough, and officially, the state has 1,026 cases of the disease, despite readily available vaccinations against it. “Whooping cough cases continue to mount in… Continue Reading Cases of whooping cough on the rise in Colorado

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