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Jan 24

2011 Economic Forecast: Boulder & Beyond

On January 24, the Boulder Economic Council and Wells Fargo Bank presented a unique and informative look at what’s ahead for the economy in 2011.  Over 250 attended the event, which was held at the UCAR Center Green facility in Boulder.  Attendees included many of Boulder’s business, community, academic and government leaders.

A panel discussion of major regional trends and developments featured:
Patty Silverstein, Chief Economist, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, who presented highlights from the sixth annual Toward a More Competitive Colorado study,
John Tayer, RTD Board Member, who updated the audience on the latest FasTracks developments, and
Kim Day, Manager of Aviation, City of Denver,  who provided a closer look at DIA expansion plans including the South Terminal Redevelopment Program.

The keynote presentation featured Dr. Richard Wobbekind, Economist, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, who presented the outlook for the national, state and Boulder area economy.

A reception followed the presentation, providing those in attendance with a chance to connect with local academic, business and community leaders.

Rich Wobbekind’s presentation (1.64 MB)

Patty Silverstein’s presentation (980 KB)

John Tayer’s presentation (966 KB)

Kim Day’s presentation (1.14 MB)

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Google expanding offices in Boulder

Jan 19, 2011 – Denver Post - Google Inc. plans to step up its hiring efforts in Boulder as the tech giant embarks on a further expansion of its local site and grows its operations into three buildings off 26th Street.

Read more: Google expanding offices in Boulder – The Denver Post
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