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Mar 22, 2017

Press Release: Denver Yearly Jobs Plan to Focus on Neighborhood Benefit, Ensuring Economic Prosperity for All

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) today released JumpStart 2017, the city’s annual strategic plan for economic development. The plan features strategies to uplift underserved neighborhoods and populations and reduce urban poverty.

Mar 22, 2017

Press Release: Job Fairs Planned for Youth

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is hosting two job fairs so that local youth ages 16-24 can connect with employers seeking talent. The first job fair will be held this Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m.-Noon at the Montbello Recreation Center, 1555 E. 53rd Ave., and the second job fair will be held on Wednesday, April 5 from 3-6 p.m. at the McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax.

Mar 21, 2017

Press Release: Denver Elevates and Celebrates the Voices and Faces of Immigration and Refugees in our Community

The contributions of immigrants to the fabric of the American experience are many. In that spirit, Mayor Hancock today joined with community leaders to bring a renewed face and voice to the issue of immigration, reminding ourselves of what makes this country – and this city – great, and the role that every person has in making the United States the country that it is today.

Mar 07, 2017

Press Release: Denver Convenes 2017 GO Bond Stakeholder Committees

The city today announced the 2017 general obligation bond (“GO bond”) stakeholder committees that will thoroughly examine the capital facilities and infrastructure needs of Denver and make project recommendations for bond funding.

Mar 06, 2017

Press Release: New Vision Zero Map-Based Survey Launched, City to Host Vision Zero Summit

Do you think cars drive too fast down your street or know of a sidewalk blind spot where cars cannot see you? Maybe you know a place where the bike lane could use more protection from traffic or does not connect through to your destination? Crash data only tells one side of the story, and we want to hear from Denver residents where they think our streets can be made safer.

Feb 08, 2017

Opinion: We Won’t Stop Providing Sanctuary in Austin, Denver

Within days of taking office, Donald Trump has already shown he will fulfill his anti-immigrant campaign rhetoric, announcing the federal government would cut funding to sanctuary cities, or places where local law enforcement focuses on local criminal issues rather than being forced into carrying out federal deportations.

Jan 27, 2017

When the National Western is rebuilt, Denver apprentices should be on the job, council members say

Right now, there’s a big shortage of workers in the construction trades. At the same time, over the last four years, less than 5 percent of the man-hours on Denver city projects have gone to apprentices.

Jan 27, 2017

When the National Western is built, Denver apprentices should be on the job, council members say

Right now, there’s a big shortage of workers in the construction trades. At the same time, over the last four years, less than 5 percent of the man-hours on Denver city projects have gone to apprentices.

Jan 24, 2017

Urban Land Conservancy chooses developer for $200M project near National Western Center

The Urban Land Conservancy has selected Denver-based Zocalo Community Development Inc. as the developer for a six-acre transit-oriented development near the intersection of 48th and Race streets in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood.

Jan 23, 2017

Denver City Council to prioritize infrastructure, homelessness, business and job development in 2017

Transportation infrastructure, workforce development and the city’s homeless population are among the things the Denver City Council hopes to address the year, it said Monday as it outlined its goals for 2017.

 

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