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Thanks for tuning in to Colorado.FM, the Colorado podcast. We all know that Colorado has really exploded over the last few years as the word has gotten out about what a great place it is to live, work, enjoy the outdoors, raise kids, and start businesses. In 2016, Colorado was the 7th fastest growing state in the US after being the 2nd fastest in 2015. Additionally, in 2015 Denver was the fastest growing large city in the nation. 96% of the population growth between 2010 and 2015 occurred in the front range and 68% in the Denver Metro Area (1). Denver has been ranking 1st or 2nd top places to live in the US. With Colorado Springs often right up near the top 10. While Colorado’s growth rate is slowing, it is still twice the national average. Economic growth continues to outpace the national average as does it’s new business creation rate and these new businesses create almost 50,000 jobs a year. The Kauffman Foundation ranked Colorado 5th among the 25 largest states in it’s Index of Startup Activity. One of the key reasons for this is networking opportunities for startups. Coloradan’s collaborative nature fosters these networks which is a huge leg-up for starting a company here. I recently read an article in the NYT about the food startup scene here in Boulder. The article is titled Foodies Know: Boulder has become a hub for new producers. The network is an amazing resource that is supporting an array of startups in this industry. While you tend to hear a lot about the tech scene, the foodies are going crazy. While I have already been attending events like Startup Week, and admiring Colorado based gear and apparel companies from afar, this article really piqued my curiosity about what other industries are blowing up around here. And that’s not even mentioning the marijuana industry. As California is hot on our heels as far as legalization, it is clear that this industry isn’t going anywhere and is making real waves in other established businesses. While the restaurant scene has seen unbelievable growth, liquor sales are declining and restaurants are having a harder time competing for workers. But all of these trends and opportunities are really fascinating, so I hope to really dive into what’s going on in this great state and learn more about the people behind these statistics. Of course, there are plenty of people who wish the boom would slow down, or even reverse. While things have been great for real estate owners, renters are getting squeezed and trails and mountains are getting more crowded (and some say less friendly). As a relative newbie myself, I can’t really complain. But I can get to know my neighbors better and be sure to wave when I’m driving out on the dirt roads. With this podcast, I hope to tap into all of the positive things happening here that make Colorado such a great place to live, work, raise a family, and start a business. Of course, If you have a business you want to talk about, or know someone who does, drop me a line. I’d love hear your stories. Be sure to visit Colorado.FM for all the podcast episodes and other resources we come across. Thanks for listening! https://www.colorado.fm
||CleanRocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge With Lauren Steele of Motherboard||Hey everyone, Doug Stetzer here. Thanks for tuning into Colorado.FM the Colorado podcast. So I’ve spoken a lot about how this project has already taken me down paths that I couldn’t foresee and this is another one of those kinds of episodes.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLindsay Bourgoine of Protect Our Winters Talks Education and Advocacy||Hey everyone, Doug Stetzer here, and thanks for tuning in to Colorado.FM – The Colorado Podcast. Well the journey down the climate science wormhole continues. This episode was again inspired by my earlier conversation with Eric Larsen the polar explor||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJon Miller of Backcountry United Educates About Public Land Access||Hey everyone, Doug Stetzer here, and thanks for tuning in to Colorado.FM – The Colorado Podcast. For this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down with Jon Miller, founder of Backcountry United. Backcountry United is a really interesting organiza||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlan Bernholtz – Former Mayor of Crested Butte and Minister of Fun for Eleven Experience||Alan Bernholtz on Colorado.FM – The Colorado Podcast So this is a really awesome episode, if i do say so myself! I had the opportunity to sit down with Alan Bernholtz, former mayor of Crested Butte, fire jumping aficionado,||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRomp Skis – Custom Skis Built in Crested Butte||Caleb and Morgan Weinberg of Romp Skis on Colorado.FM – The Colorado Podcast! This episode is another from my recent tour of Colorado. While in Crested Butte I was able to catch up with Caleb and Morgan Weinberg of Romp Skis. Romp builds custom,||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrested Butte Real Estate with Corey Dwan||Corey Dwan Talks Crested Butte Real Estate on Colorado.FM – The Colorado Podcast For this episode I was able to sit down with Crested Butte real estate expert and local realtor Corey Dwan. While most of my podcasts to date have dealt more with the Col||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPiante Pizzeria – Elevating Vegan Comfort Food in Breckenridge||Jason Goldstein of Piante Pizzeria on Colorado.FM – The Colorado Podcast This episode is another on my tour de Colorado, but not on a bike. I’m just not that hardcore. Here in Breckenridge, I had a chance to catch up with an old friend Jason Go||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErica Mueller of Crested Butte Mountain Resort||Erica Mueller of Crested Butte Mountain Resort on Colorado.FM – The Colorado Podcast Thanks for tuning in to Colorado.FM – The Colorado Podcast. Crested Butte is a real favorite here in Colorado among the Colorado ski,||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVenture Snowboards – Finding The Soul of a Snowboard Company with Klem and Lisa Branner||Venture Snowboards on Colorado.FM – The Colorado Podcast Thanks for tuning in to Colorado.FM – The Colorado Podcast. So for this episode I made it out to Silverton, Colorado to visit Klem and Lisa Branner of Venture Snowboards. First of all,||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSupporting the Arts in Breckenridge with Becca Spiro of BreckCreate||Colorado.FM Interview with Becca Spiro of BreckCreate Thanks for tuning in to Colorado.FM – The Colorado Podcast. In this episode, I had a chance to travel to Breckenridge to sit down and chat with Becca Spiro,||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Life of Adventure and Polar Exploration with Eric Larsen||Colorado.FM Interview with Eric Larsen “Adventure really strips bare the person that you are.” Thanks for tuning in to this really special episode of the Colorado.FM podcast. In this episode, it was my privilege to speak with world renowned adventur||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding a Family Nature Club with Jason Sperling||Colorado.FM Interview: Jason Sperling Thanks for tuning in to this episode of Colorado.FM. In this episode I will be speaking with Jason Sperling about his latest book titled Unplugged: 15 steps to disconnect from technology and reconnect with natu||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 Guaranteed Wins When Entertaining Guests in Boulder||Hey everyone! Thank you for tuning in for this episode of Colorado.FM – the Colorado podcast. In this episode, I recap some things that made having guests in town a true success. When you live in a place like Colorado,||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanColorado Camping and Purposeful Traveling with Author and Travel Writer Joshua Berman||Colorado.FM Interview: Joshua Berman Hey everyone! Welcome to this episode of the Colorado.FM podcast where I had the pleasure of sitting down with award-winning travel writer, Denver Post columnist and Colorado camping aficionado Joshua Berman.||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFanny Toorenburg of Hill Road Merino||Hey everyone! Thank you for tuning in for this episode of Colorado.FM – the Colorado podcast. In this episode I will be speaking with Fanny Toorenburg of Hill Road Merino, a merino clothing label based in Nederland, Colorado.||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoulder Creative Collective – Supporting Art and Artists in Boulder||Boulder Creative Collective on Colorado.FM, The Colorado Podcast Hello everyone, and thank you for tuning in for this episode of the Colorado.FM podcast. In this episode I will be speaking with Addrienne Amato and Kelly Russack of the Boulder Creative||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJessica Beacom of Real Food Dietitians||Jessica Beacom (@therealfoodrds) is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Boulder, CO and half of the duo behind The Real Food Dietitians. Jessica has been practicing nutrition for more than 14 years helping folks find freedom from diets and calorie c.||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to COLORADO.FM||In 2016, Colorado was the 7th fastest growing state in the US after being the 2nd fastest in 2015. Additionally, in 2015 Denver was the fastest growing large city in the nation. 96% of the population growth between 2010 and 2015 occurred in the front||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
With all the great things happening in Colorado, it will be interesting to see where this podcast goes. So far so good with some great conversations with local entrepreneurs.
I really enjoy these conversations with local Colorado based entrepreneurs.
Interesting Discussions with Interesting People
There are a lot of interesting people living in the Front Range and Doug is on his way to interviewing them all.