County’s rising economic tide not lifting all boats
Child care costs rival housing
If families can find a home big and affordable enough, they still may be facing an expense that can rival rent or, in many cases, exceed it: Someone to watch their kids during the workday or after school.
Tech boom raises incomes, but not for everyone
Boulder County in the past few years has undergone another tech renaissance, adding thousands of local jobs. Google, Amazon, Apple and Twitter all have a major presence, with hundreds of smaller firms in nearly every community in the county. The influx of high-paying positions helped boost the Housing and Urban Development-decreed area median income for an individual from $68,800 in 2017 to $76,100 in 2018 — a 10.6% increase.
To buy a house in Boulder: Bring money, creativity, tolerance for city regulations
HollyAnne Giffin’s dream was always to build her own house. But when Giffin, a transplant from the Deep South, ended up in Boulder County, reality hit her hard.
Boulder County’s gender pay gap worse than state’s and nation’s
It was at the company Christmas party when Sharon Procopio first began to think about the gender pay gap at the engineering firm where she worked. All the workers who had been promoted took the stage, and they all had something in common: Each and every one was a man.
End child poverty in Boulder? Yes, it can be done
What if we could eliminate child poverty? Erase it completely, lifting hundreds of families up to better economic conditions and improving health and wellness outcomes for children in the process? What if all this could be done for only a fraction of the city budget?
Boulder budgeters look to recreational marijuana taxes
Boulder saw an opportunity to stabilize its budget as Colorado became among the first of now 10 states plus Washington, D.C., to permit some form of recreational marijuana use.
Businesses band together to tackle Boulder’s tough problems
Politicians, nonprofits, advocates and activists aren’t the only ones raising the alarm about housing and transportation. Boulder’s business community is getting in on the action, too.
Our economy and population are growing quickly, but an influx of high-paying jobs has led to ripple effects that are sinking many residents.