Tagged: Colorado Office of Economic Development

Colorado eyes creating opportunity zones under new tax law to spur investment in distressed areas

Colorado eyes creating opportunity zones under new tax law to spur investment in distressed areas

Colorado’s economic development office is scrambling to craft a list of areas in the state eligible for new federal tax breaks with the potential to funnel billions of dollars into struggling areas, under the Opportunity Zone program.

Colorado eyes creating opportunity zones under new tax law to spur investment in distressed areas

Colorado eyes creating opportunity zones under new tax law to spur investment in distressed areas

Colorado’s economic development office is scrambling to craft a list of areas in the state eligible for new federal tax breaks with the potential to funnel billions of dollars into struggling areas, under the Opportunity Zone program.

Projects funded by Colorado tourism program give updates, and one has little to show

Projects funded by Colorado tourism program give updates, and one has little to show

After a berating last month from the state auditor for not properly monitoring Regional Tourism Act projects, state officials called representatives from all five projects in on Thursday to provide an update. Two of the projects have made little progress.

Colorado releases its proposal pitching the Denver area as Amazon’s second headquarters

Colorado releases its proposal pitching the Denver area as Amazon’s second headquarters

Colorado’s pitch to entice Amazon for a second headquarters is a mere 23 pages, excluding the appendix — a surprisingly concise document that officials believe is just enough for the Seattle conglomerate to make its decision.

Colorado releases its proposal pitching the Denver area as Amazon’s second headquarters

Colorado releases its proposal pitching the Denver area as Amazon’s second headquarters

Colorado’s pitch to entice Amazon for a second headquarters is a mere 23 pages, excluding the appendix — a surprisingly concise document that officials believe is just enough for the Seattle conglomerate to make its decision.

Behind the scenes of Colorado’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters

Behind the scenes of Colorado’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters

State documents shared with the Denver Post included redacted references to the sites and incentives, but the series of emails revealed a coordinated effort by state leaders to brainstorm early and include as many strategic partners as possible, from local universities and agencies to private firms from Xcel Energy and Zayo Group.

Behind the scenes of Colorado’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters

Behind the scenes of Colorado’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters

State documents shared with the Denver Post included redacted references to the sites and incentives, but the series of emails revealed a coordinated effort by state leaders to brainstorm early and include as many strategic partners as possible, from local universities and agencies to private firms from Xcel Energy and Zayo Group.

Behind the scenes of Colorado’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters

Behind the scenes of Colorado’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters

State documents shared with the Denver Post included redacted references to the sites and incentives, but the series of emails revealed a coordinated effort by state leaders to brainstorm early and include as many strategic partners as possible, from local universities and agencies to private firms from Xcel Energy and Zayo Group.

Newly released documents show nitty-gritty of Colorado’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters

Newly released documents show nitty-gritty of Colorado’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters

State documents shared with the Denver Post included redacted references to the sites and incentives, but the series of emails revealed a coordinated effort by state leaders to brainstorm early and include as many strategic partners as possible, from local universities and agencies to private firms from Xcel Energy and Zayo Group.

Metro Denver chasing 80 other corporate prospects besides Amazon

Metro Denver chasing 80 other corporate prospects besides Amazon

Metro Denver economic development officials are keeping their fingers crossed on their Amazon campus proposal, but also say they have gained valuable insights in putting it together.