User: flenvcenter Topic: Economics and Jobs-Regional
Category: Sustainable Business :: Socially-Responsible Investing
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Melinda Clark: Scholarships limited 14.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
As the mom of a graduating senior, I am delighted by the many local scholarships that reflect our community’s investment in and value for our young people and their futures. At the same time, I was startled to discover that only approximately 10 percent of local scholarships are listed as options for the whole county. The vast majority of scholarships are limited to students who are graduating from Steamboat Springs High School. I understand and respect that each local scholarship is a reflection of the grantor’s personal experience, values and priorities. In some cases, one’s reasons for offering the scholarship will be the primary reason that the scholarship is limited to SSHS seniors only. But I do wonder if, in some cases, excluding other seniors was simply an oversight. After all, our county includes Soroco, Hayden, Heritage Christian, Yampa Valley High School, Steamboat Mountain School and home-schooled students. I think that some grantors would gladly accept applications from any of the beautiful, ...
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DeBoskey: Program-Related Investments a key tool for impact investors 12.4.2015 Denver Post: Business
Increasingly, charitable donors are interested in "impact investing" with their philanthropically committed capital.
Respected Denver investment bank closes doors 31.3.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Green Manning & Bunch, once considered the go-to investment bank for mergers and acquisitions in the Rocky Mountain region, will make its last closing on Tuesday — those of its own doors.
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Tipton seeks to aid small banks 25.3.2015 Durango Herald
Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at reducing compliance burdens for highly rated community banks.The Small Bank Exam Cycle Reform Act would amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to allow banks with less than $1 billion in assets to be eligible for an 18-month bank examination cycle by the Office of the...
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How 'amenity migrants' push out locals 16.3.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Communities once sustained by local labor now rely on stock market dividends.
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Building a friendlier downtown: Steamboat Springs City Council weighs urban renewal plan 15.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The makeover has been dreamed up and sketched out for decades. Tucked deep inside a drawer in Steamboat Springs City Hall, there are dusty downtown redevelopment plans that were drafted four years before Ronald Reagan left the White House. The 1984 Yampa River Corridor Master Plan called for complete sidewalks, trees and bike racks and a riverside path all along what has since become a popular and vibrant downtown roadway. The ribbon style bike racks were to be ordered from New York. Planners recommended that decorative, antique street lamps from Russellville, Arkansas, be installed. Eight-foot long benches modeled after ones made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, were also part of the vision. But nearly 31 years later, many of the plans to make Yampa and other downtown streets more pedestrian friendly and attractive have largely gone unrealized. That will likely start to change next year, when downtown Steamboat could start to see its biggest makeover since Lincoln Avenue was torn up and rebuilt a few years ...
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More demand for sustainable mutual funds 15.3.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
More people are looking for investments that not only rise in value but also hold true to their personal values.
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Boulder's Bhakti Chai lands $3 million from Colorado Impact Fund 4.3.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
A new venture capital fund created at the urging of Gov. John Hickenlooper has made its first investment — $3 million to Boulder-based Bhakti Chai.
Report: Surge in Chinese investment raises fraud risks 27.2.2015 Denver Post: Business
WASHINGTON — Chinese investors seeking green cards to live in America run the risk of being defrauded under a loosely regulated visa program, according to a report Thursday from a ...
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Guest Commentary: Colorado needs a public bank 14.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
After we bailed out the "too-big-to-fail" Wall Street banks in 2008 and 2009, things appeared to have improved.
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Samuelson: What caused the nation's housing bubble? 3.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
We are constantly learning new stuff about the housing bubble — and some of the new stuff contradicts the old.
US-backed Mexico dam project triggered protest, rare defeat 30.1.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SANTA URSULA, Mexico (AP) — People in the hamlet of Santa Ursula began to worry when the logging started.
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Denver's SunShare lands "significant" solar garden investment from NRG 28.1.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver-based solar power firm SunShare is looking at brighter prospects with a big financial boost from utility powerhouse NRG Energy.
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Oregon bank serving Colorado marijuana businesses has had problems 24.1.2015 Denver Post: Business
The Oregon bank that swung open its doors to Colorado's legal-marijuana industry has had a long history of financial problems that only recently appear to be ...
Downtown URA plan gets strong support from local business community 22.1.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Steamboat Springs City Council made it clear Tuesday night that it wants to soon invest in some major improvements like sidewalks and lighting in downtown Steamboat. But before the council moves forward with any significant investment or advance a plan from the city to use tax increment financing to fund as much as $12 million worth of projects, it wants some more time to scrub the list of potential improvements and explore a wider range of funding options for them. The council expects to resume the dialogue about downtown investment options in March. The council's resolve to invest in downtown came at the end of a two-hour-long discussion about a potential urban renewal authority in the downtown commercial district. "As a caretaker of that asset, you have to make investments into your asset," council President Bart Kounovsky said as he expressed support for investing in downtown Steamboat. "You have to, otherwise it will wither and die." He said discussions about improving downtown have been driven ...
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Hispanic-focused Solera Bank made few loans to Front Range Hispanics 2.11.2014 Denver Post: Business
Solera National Bank was formed specifically with Latinos in mind — a dedication it still trumpets seven years after it was created — yet the bank has done very little mortgage lending to that community, federal data ...
Rural areas overlooked in subprime debacle 25.10.2014 Durango Herald
Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help.Subprime loans were distributed in the rural U.S. at even higher rates on average than in metropolitan counties. Much of it was...
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Colorado mountain resort projects emerge from torpor of the recession 19.10.2014 Denver Post: Business
Big high-country construction projects are emerging from a nearly six-year hibernation.
Guayule plant is homegrown replacement for rubber 5.10.2014 azcentral.com | business
A homegrown replacement for rubber could help Arizona supply companies making everything from wetsuits to ...
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Valley company researches desert plant for rubber 5.10.2014 azcentral.com | business
A homegrown replacement for rubber could help Arizona supply companies making everything from wetsuits to ...
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