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From the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp comes a Valentine's lesson for lawmakers: let your state fall into repeated budget deficit crises and extended political gridlock and you can expect unwanted suitors to circle your taxpaying job-making businesses like pitiless gigolos.
The Economist writes in Blessed are the geeks, for they shall inherit the Earth that President-elect Barack Obama's appointments of prominent scientists to key agencies and advisory councils signals a decisive shift in public policy and political decision-making by the new chief executive in contrast to his predecessor. With Colorado ranking third in the nation on the Milken Institute's Technology and Science Index — a measure of state human capital and intellectual property assets that can be leveraged for economic development — Obama's nerdy spheres of influence could reap big rewards for the Centennial State.
Go anywhere in Rifle within a three-mile radius of downtown and you'll find a construction project in progress. Because of the oil and gas...