Economic Vitality

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

The Passenger Kicks off Rebrand with Boulder Area Food, Beverage, and Hospitality Sector Convening in Longmont

The 2024 Sector Partnership Has Begun! On Tuesday, January 30, the Boulder Area Food, Beverage, and Hospitality Sector Partnership convened at the Passenger Restaurant (formerly Roots) in Longmont, CO. The partnership would like to thank Ray MacCrindle, Vipul Seth, and Lisa Dudley for helping coordinate the meeting and lending their impressive space. About The Passenger […]

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Sun Construction rises to the occasion – helping kick off 2024 sector convenings

The 2024 Sector Partnership schedule has begun!  On Tuesday, January 23, the Boulder Area Manufacturing Sector Partnership convened at Sun Contruction, based in Longmont, CO. The partnership would like to thank Sun’s Jessica Erickson, Director of Business Development, for providing space and helping to coordinate the meeting.   About Sun Contruction Sun Construction is a

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Unwrapping the Holiday Employment Landscape

  Unwrapping the Holiday Employment Landscape The holiday season is upon us. Stockings are being stuffed and Menorah’s are being lit. As we shift into holiday gear, the retail service sector in Boulder is currently witnessing a surge in demand, leading to a corresponding uptick in hiring. From retail salespeople to package delivery hires, holiday

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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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The AI Revolution — How vulnerable is Boulder?

  Part 1: Introduction This report centers around AI and its effects on employment and labor markets. Both the risk and opportunities AI presents are considered. Part one introduces AI and explores the ways it can affect the job market. Part two explores Boulder’s exposure to AI through labor market data. In part three competing

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Scott Sternberg

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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Q2:2023 Boulder Jobs Report

  Introduction Using the Colorado Chamber of Commerce with Aspen Tech Labs second quarter jobs report and augmenting it with region specific data powered by Lightcast this report intends to provide granular data (augmented with analysis) on Boulder’s job market as of June 2023. Summary Boulder’s job market remains strong in a time of great

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