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How Public Lands in Colorado Are Boosting Local Economies

As citizens, government officials and business owners grapple with the value of public lands, one things holds true: Federal designation of an area as a national park or monument can help the local economy. The two newest national monuments in Colorado are buoying the communities that surround them. Read more... Read more

Biking and Walking Bring $1.6 Billion in Benefits to State, Aside from Improved Health

Biking and walking contribute $1.6 billion directly to Colorado’s economy — and that’s not counting an even bigger boost from health benefits, according to a new study from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Colorado residents are already among some of the most active and least obese in the country. State and local governments have invested heavily in trails, creating more than 5,000 miles of trail in recent decades where people can walk and bike away from... Read more

Denver Developers Have Seen the Future of Parking, and It Is No Parking at All

The future of parking is no parking. Or at least a lot less parking. A growing cadre of developers in Denver and beyond are planning today for a future with less demand for car parking, building garages in a way that, some day down the road, they can be can be converted into residences, offices, retail or other uses. Read more... Read more

Denver Arts Scene Packs an Economic Punch

The next time someone asks how you’re going to make a living in the arts, you can point them to Colorado, where Denver is banking on the arts just fine. According to a recent study, Denver metro arts, cultural and scientific organizations generated $1.8 billion in economic activity in 2015, $512.8 million of which represented new money injected into Denver’s economy. The total includes $894 million in audience spending, $860 million in operating expenditures and $55 million in capital expenditures.... Read more
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