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Monday, February 26, 2007 (500 reads)

Public-Private Financing Entity will Support Affordable Housing, Revitalization, Small Business Growth, and Asset-Building

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, City Council President Michael Hancock, City Councilman Rick Garcia, City Councilman Doug Linkhart and City economic development officials announced today the launch of a new, private, nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI).  Seedco Financial Services of New York City will operate the CDFI, which will work closely with the City on community economic development, including neighborhood commercial revitalization, affordable housing and small business expansion. It will leverage and invest at least $17 million in 2007 alone in local projects to create jobs and stabilize distressed neighborhoods.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 (475 reads)
In an effort to fill over 300 positions at Denver International Airport, airport businesses have partnered with the Denver Office of Economic Development to host a career fair on Friday, February 16, 2007, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the DIA Pressroom on the sixth floor of the main terminal.
Friday, February 09, 2007 (513 reads)
(DENVER)  John Huggins, director of the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED), is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Gomez Farrell, Ph.D., as the director of OED’s Division of Workforce Development. Gomez Farrell is formerly of NorTech, a nonprofit technology-based economic development organization serving Cleveland and Northeastern Ohio.
Monday, February 05, 2007 (510 reads)
Enrollment is now underway for the 2007 Denver Youth Employment Program. This program provides employment and training services that assist in addressing the educational, job readiness and career exploration goals of youth.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 (436 reads)
To assist Denver businesses with the procurement of construction-related contracting opportunities, the Denver Office of Economic Development is offering a free Business Certification Training Program every Friday. Launched earlier this month, the two-hour training prepares businesses to participate in the City’s new Construction Empowerment Initiative (CEI).

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