Colorado Concern has been on the forefront of every issue impacting our ability to have a great place to live and do business for decades. Every member cares deeply about ensuring we continue to see smart growth for generations to come.
There is not a more effective advocate for business in Colorado than Colorado Concern. I am proud to be a member of such an esteemed, hard-working group of executives, united around the common purpose of advancing pro-business policies in our state.
Colorado Concern is about business first.
Colorado Concern is the greatest center for business leadership in the state. Its members identify, and tackle, the toughest issues of our day, in an effort to create the best long term outcome for all Coloradans.
Colorado Concern plays an indispensable role in connecting the interests of the business community to that of public policy. These dedicated leaders activate the critical dialogue and shared problem solving that will ensure our state continues to be the thriving competitive and beautiful place we love.
Membership in Colorado Concern is by invitation of the Board of Directors, and reserved for the CEO or the company’s highest ranking business leader in Colorado.
The organization engages in three primary areas: legislative advocacy, ballot issue campaigns and statewide candidate elections. Members are encouraged to participate in any and all that are impactful to their business.
Legislative Advocacy: Promoting and protecting a pro-business environment requires a constant watch on what is under way at the State Capitol. Colorado Concern has three lobbyists focused on this effort. Key areas of interest include our business climate, as well as cornerstones of our economy, such as education reform and its relationship to the development of our future workforce; a functional and financed transportation system that allows for the movement of both goods and people; and efforts to control or reduce the cost of health care to employers.
Ballot Issue Campaigns: Coloradans enjoy the right to vote on key measures through direct democracy. This requires serious engagement from the business community both to support issues of keen interest and to oppose those we believe impact our quality of life. Colorado Concern’s activities in this area include campaign oversight, education of the broader business community and substantial financial support.
Statewide Candidate Elections: Elected leaders who understand and support the key principles of a strong business environment are key to our state’s future economic success. Colorado Concern members—through the organization’s Political Action Committee (PAC), its “Business Opportunity Fund” (527), and individual contributions—promote candidates who understand and embrace that philosophy.