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New Small Business Group In Colorado Will Lobby State Government

Written by Jenna Weiner
Published: 11/10/2010

CIO Colorado seeks to give a voice to state's entrepreneurs

There was good news for small business owners in the Centennial State recently after a new group was formed to lobby on their behalf.

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The Denver Post reports that CIO Colorado, based in Centennial, was created as a breeding ground for new ideas to help the state's economy grow. The group will work to formulate a plan that will be submitted to the newly elected governor, John Hickenloop. Citing the state's lack of helpful policies, the leadership of the organization said that they looked forward to getting their collective voices heard.

"It doesn't seem like federal or state policies are doing anything to support or help grow small businesses," said Karl Daykin, whose DaVinci Quest firm is helping to fund CIO Colorado, in an interview with the newspaper. "The business sector outsources economic development in its entirety to the government," Daykin said. "But at some point, there clearly are things that have to be done by the private sector."

Groups have been gathering all over the United States in order to speak with one voice. By joining forces, small business organizations can see real changes.

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