Key Issue: Education and Workforce
Are you a manufacturer or related to the industry? Are you interested in teaming up with the National Association of Manufacturers to build your own skilled workforce? Then we hope that you will attend an info session to learn more about Dream It Do It Colorado.
Denver:  Steering Committee Meeting, March 8
Greeley: Manufacturers Info Session,  March 9
Colorado Springs: Manufacturers Info Session, March 9
Grand Junction: Manufacturers Info Session, March 10. 
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Connect and Collaborate Radio
Our distinguished lineup of guest hosts discuss best leadership and business practices on Connect and Collaborate. Today, Kristi Strother, Journalism Professor at Community College of Denver discussed media literacy education for the everyday consumer.  Tomorrow, Jim Salestrom introduces us to John Herrington, Former U.S. Energy Secretary in the Reagan Administration. We'll discuss current energy policy and international relations. 

Next week, we'll have  Dream It Do It Colorado (Feb 29);  Rick Barrera, l eadership expert and acclaimed speaker, consultant and author (Mar 1);  John Brackney, Webolutions marketing agency (Mar 2);  Paul Archer, Simplify Colorado Sales Tax (Mar 3); and  Peter Moore, Vital for Colorado (Mar 4). Listen from 4-5 PM Monday through Friday at
Key Issue: International Business
Colorado leaders joined the call for strategic investments in American global leadership, economic development and diplomacy. COBRT was pleased to partner on this event brought to the community by  U.S. Global Leadership Coalition on February 18, 2016 to discuss how America's engagement abroad spurs economic growth here in Colorado and promotes our national security.   Read more
Key Issue: Healthcare and Retirement
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Did you know that February 22-27 is  America Saves Week? It's a great opportunity for employees who haven't found easy ways of saving to get on the path to more secure retirements, and myRA┬« can help them take those first steps.  myRA is a simple, safe and affordable retirement savings account from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  Read more
20X Industry: Transportation and Logistics
CAP Worldwide, a member of the Colorado Business Roundtable, moved massive amounts of freight to over 68 countries worldwide during the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase Jan. 30 through Feb. 14, 2016.  It is one of the largest gem, fossil, mineral and jewelry shows in the world with 55,000 tourists annually to this two-week long show Do you know how many tyrannosaurus rexes it takes to equal 400 tons?    Find out
Key Issue: Smart Regulation
Cam Newton
The players in this year's Super Bowl in California have long since packed their things and headed back to their home states.  But the tax man will soon be after them. Job Creators Network's Kitchen Table Economics lesson, " The Big Game Carries a Big Tax ," explains why Newton will pay $159,000 to the state of California, when he only earned $51,000 there. 
Key Issue: Health and Retirement
CereScan was a guest on our February 3 Connect and Collaborate radio show, "CereScan Goes to the SuperBowl." The unique brain diagnostic system and ever-expanding data warehouse has recently been awarded $250,000 to further develop its highly sophisticated brain diagnostics database.   Learn more and listen to the podcast
Key Issue: Energy and Environment
Brave Leaders
Latino Leadership Institute
Join this elite network in changing the face of leadership throughout Colorado by applying to the Summer 2016 LLI Fellowship. Applications will be available March 1, and the deadline is April 4. To learn more about the application process and Fellow profile, go to the LLI website. Or hear from  Joelle Martinez, Executive Director, and  Olivia Mendoza,  Director of Strategic Partnerships, who were on Connect and Collaborate last week!   Listen to the podcast
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Focus on International Tax Reform
House Ways and Means Committee leadership plans to focus on international tax reform as their first priority with the goal of introducing legislation by July 15.  Read more
Business Roundtable
BRT  Chairman Oberhelman Makes Case for TPP, Comprehensive Tax Reform
Business Roundtable Chairman Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., stressed the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and business tax reform on Wednesday in his first media roundtable as head of BRT. Oberhelman said business was "very hopeful" about passage of TPP this year, noting bipartisan support for the agreement. "Trade will go on in the Pacific - with us or without us. If we're not part of the growth, we'll be left out," he told reporters. Oberhelman also argued for the Export-Import Bank (reauthorized late last year) as an important tool for U.S. companies to compete globally. On tax reform, Oberhelman made the case for both modernizing the U.S. international tax structure and lowering the world's highest corporate tax rate.
Business Roundtable Expands Advocacy for Trans-Pacific Partnership
Business Roundtable is localizing the economic benefits of expanded trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Building on  the release of national data   showing trade with TPP countries supports 15.6 million U.S. jobs, BRT has also distributed state-by-state trade and TPP data ( available here  to Congressional offices, governors, state economic development officials, and state-based reporters. At a Washington International Trade Association event Thursday on "What will TPP mean for the States?" BRT announced a new app with key data on the benefits of trade and TPP to each state and congressional district. (Download the app for Android  and for iPhone .)
Calendar of Events
Chamber Day at the Capitol by Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry and sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Fierce Wellness: How to Thrive in a World That Wants You Sick by South Metro Denver Chamber's Women in Business
2016 Solar Power Colorado by Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association
Dream It. Do It. Colorado Onboarding by Colorado Business Roundtable 
Annual Seed Swap by The GrowHaus. The day-long party will feature hour workshops as well as music, food and seeds.  
STEM Summit Policy Forum at the Capitol by  Colorado Succeeds and the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce
Lone Tree Transportation and Mobility Summit by the City of Lone Tree, the Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce and regional partners
Regionalism Revolution: Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon by Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation 
118th National Western Mining Conference by Colorado Mining Association
Downtown Denver Annual Awards by Downtown Denver Partnership

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