Here’s a glance again on the 5 most partaking business stories from The Denver Post in 2018, as decided by our readers.
Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post
Marijuana plant processor Mario Arroyo trims buds off of marijuana vegetation at MMJ America hashish rising facility on the outdated Dardano’s Flowerland greenhouse on April 11, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.
In August, Colorado exceeded the $1 billion mark in marijuana gross sales, which was the earliest level within the 4 years Colorado has had authorized leisure marijuana. The report confirmed gross sales of marijuana flower remained regular whereas edible and focus merchandise have been rising considerably.
In August, VF Corporation introduced it might relocate its world headquarters to Denver, bringing 800 high-paying jobs with it. The firm is anticipated to have 85 executives within the metropolis by this coming spring within the first wave of relocations and consolidations that embrace The North Face, JanSport, Eagle Creek and Altra.
The Trump administration’s household separation coverage was an ongoing controversy this yr. This summer time, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an government motion that barred Colorado sources from getting used to implement the coverage. Border officers are nonetheless working to reunite kids with mother and father months after the coverage was reversed.
In January, the Denver Day Works program celebrated its spectacular first-year numbers that exceeded most of its targets. 284 folks labored at the very least a day, performing landscaping duties in parks. 110 of these staff discovered full-time work with 15 touchdown everlasting or project-based metropolis jobs.
At the start of this yr, Denver made the record of 20 finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters. The bid dragged on all year long as each critics and supporters weighed in on the tech large becoming a member of the Mile High City. Eventually, HQ2 was cut up into two, with Virginia and New York City touchdown places of work.