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Denver ranks No. 1 as Most Friendly to Employees of Small Companies in the United States according to a report released by CardHub (2013).  Rankings are based on 10 different metrics – including small business vitality and the number of small businesses with under 250 employees per capita.

CardHub had this to say about Denver: “It’s no surprise that Denver topped the list of the Best Cities to Work for a Small Business, as 97% of employers in Colorado are classified as small businesses… and a workforce that’s growing at the second fastest rate in the country, and the 5th highest wages for new hires.”

Tomlinson & Associates “2013 End of Session” Report
Tomlinson & Associates_2013 Review Final

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ACED Activities & Events

ACED 2014 Annual Luncheon
Thursday, April 24, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Plaza at the Denver Mart
Click here to register.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available

ACED Aerospace & Aviation Taskforce
Thursday, May 8, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
ACED Board Room

ACED Member Orientation
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
ACED Board Room

ACED Round Table
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Ranch Country Club

ACED Board Meeting
Thursday, May 22, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Today’s Innovations, Tomorrow’s Industries!

Aerospace & Aviation

Resource for Colorado’s Transportation Industry
The Colorado Small Business Development Centers Network (SBDC), in partnership with Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), announces the launch of the Connect2DOT website ( Connect2DOT provides free consulting, training and online resources for small businesses in the transportation industry.

The website is organized to help contractors that are just getting started and those that are looking to build their business. Resources have been collected from various sources and consolidated into one centralized location, making it easier to find CDOT project opportunities, get certified as a small business, connect with prime contractors, and register for relevant training and events.

Other features of the website include an industry-wide event calendar, an interactive map of statewide SBDC locations, an opt-in bid matching system, and an email newsletter. Please visit for the best and most up-to-date information on small business contracting in the Colorado transportation industry.