Supply and Demand: Diagnosing Colorado’s Skills and Attainment Gap

Feb 13, 2024 | 2024 Research, Education, Press Releases, Recent Research, Research PDF OF ONE PAGER   |  PDF OF FULL REPORT Author: Jason Gaulden, CSI Education Fellow, and Erik Gamm Introduction Education and workforce alignment refers to the coordination and harmonization of educational programs and training with the needs of the labor market. It means ensuring the skills and knowledge imparted […]

EPA Issues First-Ever Limits on PFAS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued the first-ever national, legally enforceable drinking water standard against per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), sometimes referred to as “forever chemicals.” Prolonged exposure to PFAS has been linked to some serious safety and health issues, including cancers and impact to critical organs. MCAA members have paid close attention to this […]

Monthly Economic Indicators January 2024

Dear EDC Investors, Partners and Friends, The EDC team is gearing up for our Toward a More Competitive Colorado event on Tuesday, January 30. We hope to see you there to discuss what makes Colorado economically competitive and where we still have room to grow. Additionally, there will be an economic forecast presentation from our […]

Building Decarbonization & Energize Denver

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM THE CITY & COUNTY OF DENVER’SCLIMATE ACTION, SUSTAINABILITY & RESILIENCY (CASR) STAFF• Decarbonization in New Construction• Building Performance Policy for Existing Commercial Buildings• Electrification Requirements and Incentives~ Commercial and Multi-Family~ Residential• How does Denver’s Plan differ from the State’s Plan?• Resources and Contact Information Watch Webinar View Slides

The Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program

This informative webinar is Colorado’s introduction to the Voter approved Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI)–effective January 1, 2024–including the premiums deducted from employee paychecks and the accompanying employer matches. • Cover what the new program will provide to claimants and employers. • Go over what to expect with FAMLI. • Explain how the […]

Colorado Unemployment Portal, The New MyUI+

The Colorado Department of and Employment introduce the new and modernized MyUI+ portal to employers. In this presentation, they will go over Why the UI Premiums System was modernized. Participants will be taught by experts from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment on how to use the new tool, including the mobile phone platform, […]

Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and September 4-8 is Construction Suicide Prevention Week. Together with the United Association, the MCAA has teamed up to tackle mental health awareness head on, with a series of NEW Safety & Health resources. Log in for the September 2023 Safety Kit  MCAA Mental Health Awareness Video

Monthly Economic Indicators, August

Dear EDC Investors,  We have some amazing updates that we are excited to share with you this month. We are over the moon that the Biden administration announced that Space Command headquarters will remain in Colorado Springs. The decision will keep nearly 1,400 jobs, and $1 billion in economic impact in the region. The high […]

Monthly Economic Indicators, July 2023

Dear EDC Investors and Partners, First, we want to give a big thanks to our partners at the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office for helping to make the Big Gear show a huge success last month! The ultimate goal is to transform the show into an outdoor rec event similar to SXSW, which would have […]

The 10 Things Colorado Employers Should Do After Lawmakers Pass Batch of New Workplace Laws

Authors: Alyssa Levy Andalman, James S. Bradbury, LaLonnie Villa Gray The Colorado legislature has been busy this season passing new employment laws, adding to your compliance obligations in a big way. We reviewed the key workplace laws that Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into effect and have developed a comprehensive overview of the most important […]