Denver Office of Economic Development
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What makes Denver such a wonderful place to do business? We have assembled a diverse group of business and civic leaders to share their perspectives on Denver and what makes it so promising. Through our series of podcasts, well bring to you new perspectives from the various voices of Denver.
||Ursla Null, Economic Prosperity Center at King M. Trimble||The Economic Prosperity Center at King M. Trimble helps Denver residents achieve economic self sufficiency through learning, earning and saving. The center is a one-stop shop to access employment assistance, financial education courses and wealth bu[...]||6 5 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dale Mingilton, Better Business Bureau – Boulder & Denver||The average “unbanked” full-time worker can spend five percent of their annual income to turn their paychecks into cash. To promote greater economic prosperity and asset building among residents, “Bank on Denver” was launched in 2010. Dale Mingilt||26 4 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Christine O’Donnell, Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association||Hospitality is a leading industry in Colorado, bearing significant workforce needs. Utilizing federal stimulus funds, the Denver Office of Economic Development and the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association recently offered a unique employee recr[...]||18 4 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Perry Burnap, Denver Bike Sharing||Denver’s B-Cycle program is a true example of sustainability with its ability to reduce carbon emissions and provide people with an opportunity to save money and burn calories. The program is one of the first of its kind with 50 stations around town[...||13 4 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stephanie Shearer, EZE Mop Shopping District||Despite the name, EZE Mop Shopping is anything but a one-stop mop shop. Located on 17th Avenue, the property originally served as the home and factory for the family that created and patented the mop’s cone wringer. Now, the building is home to thre[...||23 12 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Micky Zeppelin, Zeppelin Development||A former taxi cab depot location is now a thriving mixed-use development that serves as a hub for creative entrepreneurs. Developer Micky Zeppelin discusses the birth of TAXI and how the Office of Economic Development has assisted with bringing this[...]||23 12 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rick Gillan, Coolerado Corp.||When it comes to green jobs, Denver manufacturer Coolerado has more than tripled its staff in recent years. The company’s energy efficient air conditioners, which use one-fifth the amount of power of conventional systems, have been installed in seve[...||15 12 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tony Rosacci, Tony’s Market||Tony Rosacci, owner of Tony’s Market, risked everything, including selling his home to live his dream of opening a business. The metro Denver specialty grocer has been a huge success, with three additional locations opening, including one in Denver’[.||24 11 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Catherine Henry, Work Options for Women||Work Options for Women has a strong history of providing culinary skills training to the unemployed. With financing assistance from the Office of Economic Development, the nonprofit opened Café Options in downtown Denver. WOW Executive Director Cath[...]||1 11 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Brian Dunn, Great Divide Brewery||After 15 years, Denver’s local Great Divide Brewery is still turning beers into bucks. With help from the Office of Economic Development, the brewery has doubled in size and success. Hear what Brian Dunn, owner and president of Great Divide Brewery,[...||27 10 10||Free||View In iTunes|