Weekly News from  
January 28, 2016 

FEATURED PARTNER - TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS
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As the Broncos won the AFC Championship Sunday night, CAP Logistics fielded one final call - a charter to fly the AFC Championship Gear to Denver in order to get it all into the hands of the fans.

Official hats, shirts, and other AFC Championship gear had to move right away, and so once again they called CAP Logistics to charter a flight.

So, how much does an AFC Championship weigh? Roughly 2,000 pounds, split among 78 boxes. That's a whole ton of pure Broncos victory moving right away ...  Read More
KEY ISSUE - SMART REGULATION
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Regulatory reform is critical to our economic vitality. According to a 2014 study by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, federal regulation and intervention cost American consumers and businesses an estimated $1.88 trillion in lost economic productivity and higher prices.

COBRT has been active locally in working to pass the Regulatory Reform Act. Later this year, together along with the NFIB, we will host the American Opportunity Project and the Regulation Freedom Amendment which looks to rein in the current burdensome regulatory processes imposed by bureaucrats and allow for congressional oversight.

Can Congress come together and create legislation that generates bipartisan support and actually has some teeth in reducing burdensome regulation? There is real optimism this can be accomplished. A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators is currently attempting to develop such legislation. They are working on a proposal that would improve the process for developing new regulations that breaks the status quo and the regulatory mess we find ourselves in now. Regulations would then achieve their goal of protecting people and the environment, while cutting the red tape that makes it so hard for businesses to invest, hire and compete ...  Read More
KEY ISSUE - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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The city has created the Mayor's Office of the National Western Center through Executive Order No. 141. The Office will focus on realizing the bold vision of a must-see tourism destination and regional asset, transforming the Denver Coliseum and National Western Complex area to become a creative year-round activity campus.

The creation of the new office is a critical next step following the Denver voter's overwhelming support of ballot measure 2C and the State's support through Regional Tourism Act funding. Under the leadership of Kelly Leid as the new Executive Director, the Office will implement the National Western Center master plan ...   Read More
BEST PRACTICES
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COBRT held on January 27, 2016 the first in a monthly conference call series between Colorado's congressional delegates and COBRT, along with Colorado's leading business leaders, chambers and trade association partners. The intent of these Congressional Conference Calls is to ensure that each member of the Colorado delegation in the House and Senate gets the opportunity to not only share pressing issues and legislative priorities, but to also hear from a high level, controlled audience across the state's important industry sectors.

Business leaders on the calls are from aerospace, manufacturing, bioscience, information technology, financial institutions, health services, tourism and outdoors, education, construction, farming and agriculture, as well as Chambers of Commerce. The calls are limited to COBRT Board members, senior staff and critical industry associates. The calls are off-record and designed to be open and candid. In addition to being off-record, the calls are not open to the general public ...   Read More
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CALENDAR
2/2/16
Economic Development Breakfast: Mapping the Dollars and Sense of Land Use Patterns by Downtown Colorado, Inc. and Lakewood Economic Development
2/5/16
New Education Reality: Everyone Is At Risk  by SMDC Women in Business
2/9/16
Chancellor's Reception and Program: Economic Recovery with Dr. Brian Domitrovic by CU Boulder at CU South Denver
2/18/16
Global Leadership Forum with Representative Perlmutter by U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
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Global Leadership Forum with Representative Perlmutter

Join us on Thursday, February 18 for a dynamic lunch discussion with Representative Ed Perlmutter on the positive impact of global affairs programs in Colorado.

When: February 18, 2016; Lunch 12:00-1:30 pm

Where: Four Seasons Hotel Denver, 1111 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

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ED PERLMUTTER
U.S. House of Representatives
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BRAVE LEADERS
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Uncertain prospects for the global economy this year were clearly on the minds of U.S. business leaders surveyed in  PwC's 2016 CEO Survey , released last week by the company's CEO Dennis Nally at the  World Economic Forum in Davos . But no matter how the economy shakes out, CEOs are also thinking about how their companies and customers will be responding to a world of dynamic technological change... Read More
OUR RADIO SHOW & PODCASTS
FINAL SHOW on Radio KNUS
710 AM -- 1:00 p.m. 

Saturday, Jan 30
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We'll look at an organization that meets our Purple Heart Veterans right where they are in their journey. Mike Foss, President of the Warrior Bonfire Program will tell us about this unique camaraderie project that saves lives.  Check it out
at warriorbonfireprogram.org and tune in to listen as we share stories.

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