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Webcast: How Reinventing Regulation Can Boost Economic Growth – 11/27
November 27 @ 9:15 am
A conversation with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and New Belgium founder Kim Jordan
November 27, 2018
9:15 AM – 10:30 AM Mountain Time
Improving regulatory processes can be a powerful and cost-effective economic development strategy for states. According to research by The Pew Charitable Trusts, two reforms have the strongest potential to boost state economies: First, states can make it less costly and time-consuming for businesses to comply with regulations. And second, they can partner with businesses to increase compliance and create economic opportunities.
In Colorado, Governor John Hickenlooper has demonstrated the value of these strategies. He has implemented a statewide effort to set and achieve annual goals for reducing compliance costs for businesses while protecting public health and the environment. In 2017, Colorado agencies reported saving businesses 2.3 million hours, largely by eliminating unnecessary administrative tasks and making the experience more user-friendly. The businesses can now put those hours to better use.