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The Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association announced today that it has established the Colorado Mile High Fund to provide easier access to capital for Colorado-based businesses. Colorado PERA, with more than $40 billion in assets, said it will earmark capital for businesses that have a nexus in Colorado and currently have the support of a… Continue Reading PERA establishes capital fund for Colorado businesses

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A-Basin open, launches the 2012-13 ski season

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Ski season is on. Arapahoe Basin opened its slopes at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning — the first of the Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts and first in the U.S.  — to an energetic crowd of about 2,000 whooping and hollering and ready to shred. Low temperatures and cool nights allowed snow makers in the… Continue Reading A-Basin open, launches the 2012-13 ski season

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The economies in the three mountain states – Wyoming, Colorado and Utah – advanced faster than the national average, according to a report about leading economic indicators. The three-state region has performed better than the nation for the past 35 months. But for the first time in 34 consecutive months, the national economic indicators fell… Continue Reading September’s economic indicators up in Colorado

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State health benefits exchange receives $43m grant

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The Colorado Health Benefit Exchange received a financial shot in the arm with a $43.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help establish the exchange. HHS is awarding grants to states that have shown progress in establishing their exchanges. The awards are based on the needs and planned expenses… Continue Reading State health benefits exchange receives $43m grant

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Colorado will receive $329,517 in federal funding to help the state’s small businesses export goods and services. The grant is part of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s State Trade and Export Promotion program. The Colorado STEP program, administered by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, supports small businesses with export development efforts… Continue Reading Colorado receives federal funds to promote export efforts

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Colorado borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosures between Jan. 2, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2011 might be eligible for payment under the $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement. Attorney General John Suthers sent a letter this week for eligible borrowers to file claims, which must be returned no later than Jan. 18. Eligible borrowers… Continue Reading Colorado borrowers could be eligible for mortgage settlement money

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More than 956,000 small-business jobs are at risk if the “fiscal cliff” can’t be averted before January 2013. Of those, about 18,838 are in Colorado, according to an economic report conducted for the Aerospace Industries Association. The report increases concern that the job losses will be spread among defense contractors and non-defense employers of all… Continue Reading More than 18,000 Colorado small biz jobs at risk under sequestration

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BBB warns consumers of loan scam

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Colorado is one of several states with residents who have fallen victim to an online loan scam, allegedly conducted by a company called Qxlonline.com, the Better Business Bureau reports. The BBB has given the company an “F” rating. The way the scam works is consumers seeking loans are asked to provide personal information in order… Continue Reading BBB warns consumers of loan scam

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Construction and energy in Colorado helped push up the overall business conditions for the Mountain States region for the 34th straight month. The overall index, or Business Conditions Index, which ranges between 0 and 100, advanced to a healthy 59 from 56.1 in July, according to the August Mountain States economic report released today. An… Continue Reading Construction in Colorado helping business conditions, but jobs still lag

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Colorado agricultural exports on the rise

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Colorado exported 18 percent more agricultural goods in the first six months of this year than it did in the first half of 2011. Agricultural exports make up a significant portion of the state’s overall exports, according to a release from the state. And through the first two quarters of this year, Colorado has exported… Continue Reading Colorado agricultural exports on the rise

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