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The Census Bureau has released their 2013 population estimates!

Posted By Wendy Nkomo, Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Friday, June 6, 2014
The Census Bureau has released their 2013 population estimates! **
  • Colorado’s total population grew 1.52% to 5,268,367 between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013, ranking as the 4th fastest in annual percentage growth and 5th fastest in absolute growth in the nation. The United States as a whole grew .72% from 2012 to a total population of 316,128,839.
  • The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a total population increase of 50,782, large enough to be the 11th fastest growing MSA in the nation for absolute change and 27th fastest by percentage increase. Greeley is the 13thfastest growing MSA by percentage growth in the nation.
  • Douglas County is the fastest growing county in Colorado by percentage change, up 2.47% (ranking 59th Nationally), while Denver County is the fastest growing in absolute terms, increasing 14,953 (ranking 32nd Nationally). Much of the growth in the State is located on the Front Range in these and other fast growing counties such as Arapahoe, El Paso, Adams, and Weld. Mountain counties, such as Mineral, Chaffee, Gilpin, and Summit all rank in the top 10 for percentage growth within the state.

** from our partners at the State Demographers Office @ the Department of Local Affairs

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The Power of Collaboration

Posted By Erik Mitisek, CEO, Monday, May 5, 2014

This Friday, the Governor is scheduled to sign into law five pieces of legislation that together, create the Telecom Reform Package for Colorado.  Good news: Colorado did it!


After working on telecom reform for the greater part of the last four legislative sessions (four years), what made this year different?  Collaboration.  During this session all stakeholders came together before the session even started and committed to the process of passing what would become the Telecom Reform Package.  Coming together was the key element.  The 2014 legislative session, around this complex technology and telecom issue, was marked by collaboration.  The willingness to align shared interest, find the point where all parties succeed, and collectively ban together to move Colorado forward.


For that, congratulations to the Colorado technology community for this spirit of partnership. 


Looking to the process that helped pass the Telecom Reform Package this year, I think that there is much to learn about building Colorado together.  Building communities together.  Building our businesses together.


Collaboration wins.  Last fall, I referenced that in Colorado, “C” is for collaboration.  And that holds true now more than ever.  It is in our spirit, our heritage, and work ethic to cooperate and help Colorado succeed.  


This month, think about how you and your organization can collaborate to make a better Colorado.  You can see the progress through the lens of Telecom Reform how impactful we can be when we work together.  The future of the Colorado technology community is in each of your hands, and the ability to forge relationships, partnerships and work together, will make the difference.


Thank you for all you do to make Colorado what it is - and collaboration wins!


In partnership,

Tags:  advocacy  Colorado  legislation  technology  Telecom 

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Colorado, Technology, and Marketing.

Posted By Dan Igoe, Pure Brand Communications, Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Colorado, Technology, and Marketing. Three of my favorite topics and quite exciting that there are so many intertwined relationships with them right now. I'm a Colorado native in love with where I live. I have a great career growing alongside marketing and technology. It's fun working with the team at Pure Brand Communications on all aspects of digital marketing, centering on Pure Listening.

One of the things I like about Pure Brand Communications is how we give back to the community, personally as well as great agency work with non profits like Boys and Girls Clubs, Special Olympics, and Children's Hospital. I volunteer with CSIA, Colorado's Technology Association. On October 7th CSIA is hosting DEMOgala - an event showcasing technology companies and thought leaders in Colorado.

It's wonderful to see how many technology companies have started in Colorado that provide really fantastic marketing solutions. SimpleGeo offers solutions to enable location based services in mobile, web and desktop applications. We've got web conferencing company ReadyTalk, email marketing firm SwiftPage, social media marketing company FiltrBox that is now part of Jive Software. Associated Content's online publishing platform (now part of Yahoo). A really creative CodeBaby that helps you with web site optimization by leveraging the nature of human behavior online and scientific study. There are also applications for mobile marketing like SnapTag from SpyderLynk.

In most blogs each of these companies would have a hot link to their website to learn more about them. In this case I'm going to promote the event where the companies, many others, and their founders and executives will be. On October 7th the companies I mentioned, many more, and over 25 thought leaders will be speaking at CSIA's DEMOgala at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. Now there's the link that's important. There will be over 1000 people attending.

It will be a great day. I'm looking forward to learning more about all the companies, especially those that are taking marketing to a new level.

John Meyer - - @johndmeyer

Tags:  Colorado  digital marketing  email marketing  mobile applications  social media 

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