Finding Opportunities in Health Care

The Denver metro area has a vibrant health care economy – employment has increased in this sector every year since 2004, adding over 88,420 workers. But, there are still thousands of positions in the health care industry that need to be filled. While many educators and parents worried about the summer melt, the Denver Opportunity … Read Post

Prosperity for All of Denver

You earn more over the course of your lifetime, you are less likely to be unemployed and your children have better health and educational outcomes when you achieve post-secondary credentials. That means when you earn a certificate, an associate degree, finish an apprenticeship program or have a bachelor’s degree you prosper – and so does … Read Post

These 5 Tech Leaders Are Working to Connect Communities

A costume dance party at Denver’s Fort Greene Bar brought to an end one of the best weeks of the year: Denver Startup Week. For five days, from sunup to sundown, entrepreneurs, innovators, and thought leaders came together to spur one another on toward better Denver businesses. 200 free events – ranging from seminars to … Read Post

Changing Colorado’s Education Landscape, One Book at a Time

How does Colorado have one of the most educated workforces in the country yet we only send a fraction of Colorado students to post-secondary education. It’s called the Colorado Paradox. Reading Partners, a Chamber member, is leading the effort to make sure every student has a chance to be reading on track—and have more chance … Read Post

Denver Businesses Discover the Value of Opportunity Youth

Would you let a teenager design your company’s new logo? When the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce took on the Denver Opportunity Youth Initiative to connect businesses with opportunity youth, we knew that internships and experiential learning opportunities would help students and employers think differently about how we learn and how Colorado builds its talent … Read Post