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Colorado cities and towns report improved economic outlook

A Colorado Municipal League mid-year survey of municipalities reveals 62 percent rate their economic picture as improving. The amount of improvement ranges from slight to strong but the local economies have turned a corner. 30 percent rated their economy as flat, while eight percent said the economic picture was getting worse.


Raytheon awarded $8.7M public safety network contract

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded the first competitive Public Safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) contract in the nation, as well as the first contract under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), for recipients of the FCC 700 MHz Broadband Waiver.


Gov. Hickenlooper honors firms for cutting energy costs

Gov. John Hickenlooper recognized 12 Colorado industrial companies on July 6, 2011 for their participation in the Colorado Industrial Energy Challenge and their commitments and achievements in energy efficiency.


Space Foundation student art taking up residence on the ISS

Along with Japanese students' art, travelling aboard the space shuttle Atlantis


CU's long-standing involvement with the space shuttle

When NASA’s 30-year-old space shuttle program is shuttered following the Atlantis mission in July, the University of Colorado Boulder will look back at a rich relationship filled with triumph and tragedy and look ahead to an evolving international program of government and private efforts that will send humans and cargo into orbit.


Denver No. 5 in environmental sustainability

U.S. and Canada Green City Index analyzes the environmental sustainability of 27 major metropolitan areas in both countries


Final space shuttle to carry five CU-built payloads

The University of Colorado Boulder is involved with five different space science payloads ranging from antibody tests that may lead to new bone-loss treatments to an experiment to improve vaccine effectiveness for combating salmonella when Atlantis thunders skyward July 8 on the last of NASA's 135 space shuttle missions.


Ft. Collins No. 5, Denver No. 9 on Best Places for Biz list

Western Cities Dominate Top 25


Ball Aerospace showcases antenna manufacturing center

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. opened its expanded Aerospace Manufacturing Center (AMC) in Westminster, Colo., June 29, 2011.   Community leaders, elected officials, customers and media representatives were on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the $14.6 million expansion project.


Denver schools get $4.2M from Walton Family Foundation

On June 28, 2011, the Walton Family Foundation announced investments totaling more than $157 million in education reform initiatives for 2010 - a $23 million increase over 2009, in which education reform grants totaled $134 million. Grants were made to organizations and programs that empower parents, particularly in low-income communities, to choose among quality, publicly funded schools for their children.