Mesa State College to host legislative conference

Mesa State College will host a conference designed to give participants a better understanding of federal legislative processes. Mesa State will join with U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., in hosting the 2011 Colorado Capitol Conference. “We’re very proud to partner with Colorado’s senior senator to continue this tradition,” said Mesa State President Tim Foster. “Giving […]

Colorado ranks third in tech and science index

Colorado continues to fare well in an evaluation of state technology and science sectors and how well they attract companies and create jobs. Colorado ranked third behind Massachusetts and Maryland in the 2010 Milken Institute State Technology and Science Index. California ranked fourth in the index, followed by Utah, Washington, New Hampshire, Virginia, Connecticut and […]

CEO confidence surges in fourth-quarter survey

Business executives are far more optimistic about the economy in general and their industries in specific, according to the latest results of a quarterly survey. The Conference Board reported that its Measure of CEO Confidence jumped 12 points to 62 for the fourth quarter of 2010. A reading above 50 reflects more positive than negative […]

Rising leading index signals recovery gaining momentum

A measure of future economic activity in the United States continues to rise, a signal recovery is gaining momentum, albeit unevenly. The Conference Board reported that its Leading Economic Index (LEI) jumped 1 percent in December to 112.4. The latest increase followed a 1.5 percent gain for the previous two months. With increases in each […]

Colorado small business index climbs to a five-year high

A monthly index tracking conditions for small businesses in Colorado has climbed to its highest level in more than five years on improving prospects for recovery. “The Small Business Index suggests that Colorado’s transition from painful recession to modest growth should become clear by the end of 2011’s first quarter,” said Jeff Thredgold, an economist […]

Fruita chamber fills board positions

Joel Kincaid has been appointed president of the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce Board for 2011. Kincaid owns Merge 2 Media, a marketing, design and research agency in Fruita. He has served on the chamber board for three years, including a term as vice president in 2010. Megan Sears of Town & Country Finance will […]

Pediatric practice earns award for promoting childhood literacy

Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in Grand Junction has been recognized for its efforts to promote childhood literacy. Western Colorado Pediatric Associates is the latest recipient of the Richard Robinson Award, named in honor of the president and chief executive officer of Scholastic. The practice will receive 1,000 books and a representative of the practice will […]