Let’s Go Colorado

I look at talk show hosts and often think what a fun job that would be – and, then I realize that’s a lot of what I get to do here at the Chamber. We introduce people to each other, we share cutting edge ideas and new ways of thinking with our members (our audience) – … Read Post

State of the City focuses on a strong workforce

Only 18 of 100 students will graduate high school, enroll in post-secondary, complete that degree and immediately start work. It’s a number that business and education leaders said must change. “It’s nowhere near the numbers we need in our pipeline,” Denver Metro Chamber President and CEO Kelly Brough told 700 business leaders at its State … Read Post

The Cost of Traffic

We’re spending more time in traffic, and it’s really costing us! How much, exactly? Here in the Denver metro area we are spending an extra 52 hours each year in our cars due to congestion. And, our deteriorated, congested roads are costing us an extra $2,306 due to damage to our vehicles. These dollars really add … 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

2018 Legislative Recap

The Chamber identified key priorities for the 2018 legislative session, from expanding the uses for reclaimed water to promoting more workforce development opportunities for youth. Perhaps the biggest win came during the last week of the session, when legislators reached a compromise on Colorado PERA, the state employee’s retirement program – an issue that we … Read Post

Tackling Transportation

For the past five months our focus has been on advocating at the Capitol for our members. And, as we all know the ballot is another place that a lot of policy gets made in Colorado. The statewide transportation coalition we are part of will give voters the opportunity to address our woefully underfunded transportation … Read Post

Future of Transportation Closer Than We Think

Colorado is accelerating its plans to put technology in the driver’s seat to improve the state’s transportation system. That was the message from mobility and tech experts Rutt Bridges and Kellen Pucher (puns excluded) at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s State of the State presented by AT&T this afternoon. Here are four things we … Read Post