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PBR opens 25th season this weekend in Madison Square Garden

A pair of national sponsors, Monster Energy and YETI, will continue the ride with the Professional Bull Riders as the tour opens its 25th season this weekend at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The elite series, which awards its annual champion with a $1 million bonus and gold belt buckle each year, had previously been named the PBR Built Ford Tough Series. Ford remains the official vehicle of the PBR, the tour said.

 

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Vestas sets wind turbine sales record, plans to keep Colorado plants busy

 

Vestas Wind Systems, the Danish wind turbine manufacturer that employs thousands of Coloradans, notched a record-breaking year in 2017, with more than 10,691 megawatts worth of orders from customers around the world.

That beats the 2016 figure of 10,494 megawatts on a global basis, which had been a company record. And the final figure for 2017’s order book is likely to climb even higher.

Vestas said the 10,691 megawatts worth of orders globally, enough to support the power demands of more than 3.2 million U.S. homes, represents orders announced by the company during 2017, as well as previously unannounced orders that were placed in the first nine months of 2017.

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After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

FONTANA, Calif. — At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion.

Esparza is a 46-year-old mechanic for Evolution Fresh, a subsidiary of Starbucks that makes juices and smoothies. He’s taking a class in industrial computing taught by a community college at a local manufacturing plant in the hope it will bump up his wages.

It’s a pretty safe bet. The skills being taught here are in high demand. That’s in part because so much effort has been put into encouraging high school graduates to go to college for academic degrees rather than for training in industrial and other trades that many fields like his face worker shortages.

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6 Careers Where You Can Earn $75,000 Without a Bachelor’s Degree

Want to snag a well-paying job without putting four or more years into a bachelor’s degree? Read more!

PEDCO Jobs Announcement

Please join us for this important event or watch the announcement live on Facebook!

Check back soon for more information concerning the event at 4 pm.

PEDCO Celebrates International Economic Development Week

Pueblo Economic Development Corporation Recognizes Importance of Economic Development during National Celebration Week

 

PUEBLO – Next week, Pueblo Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO), along with the Colorado Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) and the State of Colorado will celebrate Economic Development Week, with seven days of national recognition of economic developers who generate growth, create better jobs for residents and facilitate an improved quality of life.

 

Economic Development Week is an event created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in 2016 to celebrate achievements within the economic development profession.  The IEDC council is the largest professional membership organization for economic development.

 

All week, PEDCO will be highlighting Economic Development Week on our website and social media.  Be sure to check out our daily posts on Facebook and Twitter to see how we are commemorating Economic Development Week and celebrating the great work economic developers do in Colorado.

 

PEDCO Chairman of the Board, Brian Moore, spoke to the work of PEDCO and Economic Development Week, saying,  “Good economic development is the lifeblood of any community. The very definition of a primary job means that we’re injecting revenue from outside the community that funds our schools, transportation, and other community priorities. These are the jobs that PEDCO focuses on help build a better Pueblo for our children and grandchildren. This is just one reason I’m excited to be affiliated with PEDCO.”

 

“Pueblo’s dedication to economic development, combined with our incredible workforce brought us out of the tough times we faced in the early 80s,” added Jeff Shaw, President, and CEO of PEDCO.  “Through a dedicated effort in economic development, with a great community economic development team, Pueblo will become the community we vision and want for our children.”

 

Follow the Economic Development Week Conversation at #econdevweek or #edw2017.  Visit www.choosecolorado.com for updates about economic development activities at the state.

Morning Mingle

Not a Member of PEDCO???

 

The Morning Mingle is an opportunity for you to get a hot cup of coffee and visit with the PEDCO Staff, Board of Directors and other members in a casual environment to talk about how you can become involved with PEDCO too!

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

7:30am-9:00am

301 N. Main Street

Coffee, Donuts, Good Conversation, Prizes!

RSVP – 719.544.2000

 

Striking Gold in Pueblo

BLOG – COLORADO OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

http://choosecolorado.com/striking-gold-pueblo/

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