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A Successful Night of Experiential Learning with Manufacturers

On February 22, roughly 100 students and parents from the St. Vrain Valley School district were able to tour multiple manufacturing facilities across the Boulder and Weld county region for a night of experiential learning. Tours were arranged by the Boulder Area Manufacturing Sector Partnership — a convening of regional manufacturers that routinely come together […]

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Boulder Economic Council investors visit CU’s BioFrontiers

On February 15, the Boulder Economic Council (BEC) engaged BioFrontier’s staff for a brief presentation before touring classrooms and laboratory spaces that support the entrepreneurial community of faculty, students, and industry tenants. BioFrontiers is a unique interdisciplinary community of scientists driven by the mission of improving global health and welfare through collaborative, boundary-pushing bioscience. Our science

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Local school districts seek industry support via mentorships

St. Vrain Valley Schools Colorado’s Opportunity Now Grant Funds $7M Investment in Career Pathways for St. Vrain Valley Schools and Collaborating Districts. As the initiative’s largest grantee, the Breakthrough Pathways project will implement three comprehensive career pathways in education, advanced manufacturing, and information technology. Currently, St. Vrain is in the process of building a base

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Boulder Chamber’s Apprentice Sponsorships are Gaining Momentum while Addressing Critical Workforce Needs

IN SUMMARY: Workforce Centers across Colorado are beefing up resources for apprenticeships Institutions of higher education are developing new pathways Healthcare, manufacturing, finance, and professional services offer great entry-level apprenticeships Boulder Chamber continues to work with employers to develop apprenticeships and talent As the State’s Office of the Future of Work takes control of all

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Scott Sternberg

The Chamber View: Parting reflections

Scott J. Sternberg Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council At the time you read this, I will have departed the Boulder Chamber and leadership of its Boulder Economic Council (BEC) to join CU Boulder’s CUbit Quantum Initiative. While it’s difficult to leave a position that I’ve enjoyed immensely over the past three years, my transition gives

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The Chamber View: How vulnerable is Boulder to the AI Revolution?

Scott J. Sternberg Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council How vulnerable is Boulder to the AI Revolution? With the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools and the rapid increase in user adoption, AI has taken center stage in discussions surrounding the future of work. As much of the dialog might be emotional in nature, a more

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The Chamber View: Our Evolving Economy

Scott J. Sternberg Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council Three years ago, during the height of the pandemic, The Boulder Chamber and the Boulder Economic Council (BEC) were actively engaged in connecting business and community leaders via online forums to align around strategies for maintaining our economic vitality and, frankly, to save many of our businesses

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Manufacturers are finding value in regular conversations

On August 17, the Boulder Area Manufacturing Sector Partnership convened the group’s supply chain action-team at Veolia Water Technologies, located at 6060 Spine Rd, in Boulder. The partnership meets on a monthly basis and tackles topics related to workforce development, public policy, and overall operations. Veolia Water Technologies designs and delivers standardized water treatment equipment

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Scott Sternberg

The Chamber View: Big news for Colorado — big ties to Boulder

Scott J. Sternberg Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council As executive director of the Boulder Economic Council, you’ll often hear me highlight the success of local businesses and research activities in terms of rewarding local job opportunities, higher sales tax returns and the pride of global attention on our life-enhancing breakthroughs. But there’s a broader story

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The Chamber View: Skillful Recruitment

Scott J. Sternberg Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council In my position with the Boulder Chamber, it is my privilege to interact with our regional businesses to learn about their future development plans and support needs. While there are many important concerns business leaders highlight, from high housing costs to commute challenges, inevitably the conversation gravitates

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