It’s Immigrant Heritage Month. Where Does the Chamber Stand on Immigration?

Immigration is one of America’s significant competitive advantages in the global economy, 1,470 economists wrote in a recent letter to the president and congressional leaders. It’s a viewpoint that the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors has held since fall 2012. Then, they voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the Colorado Compact … Read Post

Breaking Ground on CO’s Housing 

In our economics class, we all learned that a very effective way to address the cost of something is to increase its supply. To that end, we got some great news last week for condo-seekers in the metro area: The Colorado Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the Colorado Court of Appeals last Monday that homeowner’s … Read Post

A Look Back on the 2017 Legislative Session

When we look back at the last 120 days of the legislative session, a quote from President Eisenhower comes to mind: “People talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable … Things are not all black and white. There have to be compromises. The middle of the road is all of … Read Post

This Week in Policy

Transportation Infrastructure Funding Bill Dies in the Senate Earlier this week the bipartisan-sponsored transportation infrastructure funding bill, identified by the Chamber as the statewide solution needed to address these challenges, met its end in the Senate Finance Committee. House Bill 1242, which would have referred a .5 percent sales tax increase to the November ballot … Read Post

This Week in Policy

Compromise Reached on Construction Defect Reform Work After many hours of negotiation, a compromise has been reached on House Bill 1279, a bipartisan effort that would require informed consent and a majority vote of owners before entering into litigation over a construction defect, two issues identified by the Chamber as crucial to addressing the lack … Read Post

This Week in Policy

Transportation Infrastructure Funding Passes Committee Earlier this week, our President and CEO Kelly Brough joined partners from across the state to testify in support of House Bill 1242, this time in the Senate Transportation Committee. The bill, which would refer a .5 percent sales and use tax increase for transportation infrastructure and mobility investment to … Read Post