Coronavirus killed 59,179 arts jobs in Colorado and crippled key economic and cultural engines. Can they be revived?
Local philanthropists are working on grants to support artists, venues and groups. But one study suggests reviving a massive, national New Deal-like program.
A rural venture capital fund in Colorado is offering $275,000 investment to winner of virtual pitch series
West Slope Startup Week has gone virtual and so have pitch meetings for funders who backed 14 rural Colorado startups in two years.
Colorado’s tourism marketing budget revived as lawmakers bet travelers will be crucial to coronavirus recovery
It looked like the state would zero out Colorado Tourism Office spending on promotion. But without visitors, communities built on travel will founder, budget writers say.
Colorado could stop tourism marketing as budget writers look to slash $3 billion in spending
Tourism leaders worry about the massive economic impact of Colorado disappearing from the public eye as the Joint Budget Committee ponders the idea of the state marketing itself
The Western Slope economy was already improving. Then Opportunity Zones added a power boost.
Montrose and Grand Junction are at the forefront of new investment through the tax program created to bolster growth in rural and low-income areas.
Colorado’s plan to embed arts space into historic districts may be slow to take shape. But towns are fine with that.
Creative industries are big business, but little towns are taking their time sketching plans to develop housing alongside studio space
Lockheed Martin sniffs around for space in Grand Junction
With recent BLM win, Western Slope city hopes to land a piece of aerospace