Industry Diversity Strengthens Boulder’s Economy

By Clif Harald | Nov 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Boulder’s industry diversity – our mix of different industries such as IT, aerospace, natural products, bioscience and more – is a rare achievement and a distinctive economic advantage.  Most cities, especially those outside of major urban centers, are fortunate to have even a few well-established industries fueling their economies.  Boulder can make the case that almost a dozen industries are well-established here and have achieved a critical mass of productivity: Aerospace Beverages Bioscience Clean Energy Creative Services IT-Software Natural Products Outdoor Recreation Photonics Research Tourism Boulder’s industry diversity – our mix of different industries such as IT, aerospace, natural products, …

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Tayer: #GiveFirst: It’s so uniquely Boulder… So, what is it?

By John Tayer | Oct 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Tayer: #GiveFirst: It’s so uniquely Boulder… So, what is it?

By John Tayer, President & CEO – October 31, 2018 I’ve been meaning to write about this for quite some time, but as this column will appear just after the frenzy and divisiveness of our election season, it feels like the right time to talk about something that unites us. Observers have long extolled the virtues of Boulder’s “culture of collaboration” which, more recently, has been branded with the “#GiveFirst” moniker. It’s part of our entrepreneurial ecosystem that local entrepreneur and startup business investor Brad Feld first described in his seminal book, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City. …

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Set aside past frustration, back real funding for transportation

By Tyler Ekx | Oct 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

By John Tayer — October 12, 2018 I know, we’ve been to this dance before. We believed RTD would provide regional rail service, and we paid for it, only to see those plans languish in the face of depleted FasTracks funds and a recalcitrant commercial rail line owner. Now, faced with decisions on two competing statewide ballot measures that promise critical transportation investments, one might hear their mother asking why we always date boys/girls “like that.” It’s time to put aside the reflection on frustrations with failed promises from the past and step back out on that dance floor in pursuit …

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Bolder Young Pro to Know: Jenn Tatro

By Tyler Ekx | Sep 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jenn Tatro, Card Catalog Bio/Intro: Jenn Tatro was born in Augusta, Kansas, and began singing when she was five. Under the guidance of her mother, she began performing live in pageants. She then began taking singing and guitar lessons in Kansas. After moving to Boulder in 2005, she paired up with Lee Johnson, a singer songwriter in the Foothills area. From there, she began co-writing songs with him and then branched out on her own. She started writing her own songs and formed a band by the name of Card Catalog. On a whim, they decided to enter into the Boulder …

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Policy Roundtable Examines Transportation Funding Ballot Initiatives for the Northwest Region

By adamjack | Sep 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our regional and state’s economic vitality depends on an interconnected transportation system that keeps pace with the growth we’re experiencing in Colorado’s Front Range. Thus, the Boulder Chamber has spent much of this year advocating for the funding of transportation improvements that serve our workforce and residents in Boulder County. Governor John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Transportation have heard our appeals, and as a result, specifically included our requested improvements in their priority project list. This has been particularly important as we move towards this fall’s election and anticipate the Colorado ballot will include two transportation funding initiatives that propose different approaches to …

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