Take a drive through any neighborhood in Denver - or anywhere in the United States, for that matter - and it's easy to see the scars the recession has left behind. Empty storefronts dot the landscape, serving as stark reminders of the damages wrought by the economic downturn.
As Colorado along with the rest of the country fights its way back from recession, many communities believe that the ability to attract new business offering new services, products, and jobs may be just what the doctor ordered. Think of it as a business plan to attract business. To that end, the Windsor Town Board is addressing the issue of an economic incentives policy, proposed by the town's business development manager.
It seems that the recession is affecting nearly every Coloradoan in one way or another. For a new bioscience company, their biggest problem was financial. The company was in need of a venture capitalist to assist them in getting their company off the ground. However, a venture capitalist could not be found to help them with their startup costs. Instead, the Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4) was able to help.