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

Kelly Brough responds to DACA

Below is the statement from Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, on the recent news related to DACA policy: “The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce board of directors took a position in 2012 to support a path to citizenship for young people who came to Colorado before they were … Read Post

State of the City: Tapping Into Opportunity

With an unemployment rate of 2.3 percent (the lowest since Colorado’s been measuring it), Denver is faced with new challenges and opportunities for its workforce and its economy. Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock spoke of the challenges and his vision for the future at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s State of the City this … Read Post

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