Economic Vitality

News, activities, and data reporting related to the economic vitality work carried out by the Boulder Chamber’s Economic Council.

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The Quantum Revolution: Computing and its Supply Chain in the Boulder MSA

 Boulder has a lower share of businesses with 19 or under employees than both Denver and the US. However, as a share of jobs, Boulder’s small businesses support 6% more jobs than the Denver MSA and the Nation and 3% more than the State.    View Full Report

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Still Strong: Proxying Consumer Spending with Retail Sales Tax

Overall Analysis  Boulder has a lower share of businesses with 19 or under employees than both Denver and the US. However, as a share of jobs, Boulder’s small businesses support 6% more jobs than the Denver MSA and the Nation and 3% more than the State.        View Full Report  

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Boulder Chamber integrates commercial real estate group

By Lucas High, Biz West BOULDER — The Boulder Chamber and the Commercial Brokers of Boulder advocacy and networking group have joined forces in an effort to better support local brokerages, businesses and property owners as the industry continues to adjust to the new challenges that have emerged in the post-COVID-19-era commercial real estate space.

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Silicon Flatirons Startup Variety Show Highlights Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

On April 9, the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship hosted an innovative and impactful Startup Variety Show. This event shone a spotlight on entrepreneurs who are often underrepresented in the emerging startup community, offering them a platform to share their experiences and insights. Emcees Lead Candid Discussion on Inclusivity The event was

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Spring Brings on New Opportunities for Food, Beverage and Hospitality Industry

Food, Beverage and Hospitality Professionals focus their second meeting of the year on policy challenges and new grant opportunities.  On Thursday, March 28th, the Boulder Area Food, Beverage and Hospitality Sector Partnership convened at the Hilton Garden Inn Boulder. This meeting brought together a great group of local restauranters, hotel directors, and fellow industry professionals

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Joe Hovancak, VP of Economic Vitality

The Boulder Chamber View: Innovative solutions to office vacancies — A multifaceted approach

Originally published by Daily Camera on March 25, 2024. For the first 20 years of my life, I lived in a small, but bustling downtown area. My parents owned two retail shops in the central corridor, and I recall the importance of employees from local offices who filled the streets, patronizing our local restaurants and

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Joe Hovancak, VP of Economic Vitality

The Boulder Chamber View: Life Sciences Powerhouse — What It Takes

Originally published by Daily Camera on March 4, 2024.  Boulder, Colorado, is not just a city of stunning landscapes and vibrant neighborhoods; it’s a thriving hub for innovation, and among the industries at the center is the robust and dynamic life sciences ecosystem. From groundbreaking research to entrepreneurial startups, the life sciences sector has emerged

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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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