DENVER -- The percentage of remote workers is expected to double this year, and more than two-thirds of employers expect remote work to be a permanent part of their staffing plans.
Colorado was awarded two CARES Act Recovery Assistance planning grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to support Colorado’s economic recovery, including tourism, from the impacts of COVID-19.
The two programs are outlined below to help our partners identify which programs are relevant for their communities. Communities are eligible to participate in both programs.
Statewide Team including OEDIT to help rural economies and businesses recover from economic impacts of COVID-19
This article first appeared in the Grand Junction Sentinel on March 14, 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic not only presented a public health crisis, but also highlighted the inequities of access to broadband for those who live and work in rural parts of the state. Remote workers, students, and companies pivoting to work-from-home models all depend on internet access and the need for statewide broadband was brought sharply into focus.
Fading West Development is building a new 110,000 square foot home construction factory in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley with the mission of providing attainable housing throughout the western United States and increasing employment in Chaffee County Colorado.
When fully operational, the production facility is expected to create over 700 homes, townhomes and apartments each year, addressing the nationwide housing shortage while creating more than 100 well-paying jobs in the Buena Vista community.
Largest Celebration of Adventure Sports, Arts and Music Provides Outdoor Opportunities for All
DENVER - March 5 - The GoPro Mountain Games is returning to Vail for 2021. Colorado’s Office of Outdoor Recreation (OREC) has partnered with The Vail Valley Foundation to engage Colorado’s abundant outdoor enthusiasts. After a 2020 hiatus, the GoPro Mountain Games will be held June 10-13, 2021.
It’s the start of a new year and various institutions are coming out with their annual rankings. Once again, Colorado stands out as a premier place to create or expand a business.
mountainFLOW Eco-Wax continues to grow support with “Shark Tank” appearance
Peter Arlein, founder and owner of Colorado-based mountainFLOW eco-wax, was incredulous at the email he was reading. A scout for the hit television show, “Shark Tank”, had seen him at the 2020 Outdoor Retailer at the Colorado Convention Center and wanted to know if he was interested in possibly being on the show.
State Extends #ShopLocalColorado Campaign with New Toolkit to Promote Sustained Support for Local Businesses
DENVER - The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) today announced the #ShopLocalColorado holiday campaign is being transformed into an ongoing campaign to spotlight and support Colorado’s dynamic small businesses.