This Week in Policy

First week of the legislative session. Members of the legislature wasted no time introducing their priorities at the start of the 2018 session last Wednesday. On the first day alone, 125 bills were introduced, ranging from transportation funding to oil and gas regulations to student assessments. The Chamber took positions on 15 of those bills, … Read Post

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce takes positions on 15 bills

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce announced positions on 15 bills working their way through the Colorado General Assembly. The Chamber supports: Notice to Students of Postsecondary Courses (HB18-1005) Reclaimed Water Use for Marijuana Cultivation (HB18-1053) Reclaimed Water Use for Toilet Flushing (HB18-1069) Affordable Housing Tax Credit (SB18-007) Reclaimed Water Use on Industrial Hemp (SB18-038) … Read Post

Chamber Shares Goals for 2018 Legislative Session

What key issues are businesses watching at the Capitol when the General Assembly reconvenes next week? Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kelly Brough outlined four items of interest to members at the 5th Annual Business Legislative Preview, starting with the cost of health care. She shared the stories members have shared. “My … Read Post

Our 2018 Legislative Priorities

As we celebrated 150 years of being in business in November, we said we were just getting started. And as we ring in the New Year, you will see that is true with our laser focus on policy issues at the 2018 legislative session. Here are our top priorities for the session and why these … Read Post

Innovative Water Solutions on Display at Business H2O

Colorado can be on the leading edge of water innovation, but it’s going to take collaboration, entrepreneurship and investment. That was the call from the governor and leaders in water at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Business H2O this afternoon. “We can’t do this alone, but we can help convene and help facilitate,” Gov. … Read Post

(TED) Talking Water and Innovation

By 2050, global water demand is projected to increase by 55 percent. Here in Colorado, we face a shortfall of more than a half-million acre feet in water because of our growing population. How can we address our challenges locally and beyond? The Chamber, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is talking how … Read Post

An Opportunity for All Coloradans

Immigration is a topic that’s been top of mind for our businesses for years – and for good reason. As we rallied out of the recession and today have historically low rates of unemployment, we need all hands on deck. That’s why we were shocked to see last week that the federal administration would turn … Read Post