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Created on January 13, 2015
In November 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to fix our broken immigration system. As part of these actions, the President created a White House Task Force on New Americans.
We are proud to serve as the co-chairs of this federal interagency Task Force, which will focus on the civic, economic and linguistic integration of new Americans and creating welcoming communities for all residents.
As the President’s memorandum states:
Created on January 12, 2015
In my first year as Secretary, one of my proudest moments was welcoming international investors to the 2013 SelectUSA Investment Summit. Alongside President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, we made it clear that America is “Open for Business.”
As 2015 begins, we are moving full speed ahead with registration for the second SelectUSA Investment Summit, which will take place in the DC metro area on March 23-24, 2015.
Created on January 9, 2015
The National Weather Service is warning much of the country about the polar vortex, an arctic air mass that is pushing much of the eastern and central U.S. down to record cold temperatures.
During this wave, workers are at increased risk of cold stress. Increased wind speeds can cause the air temperature to feel even colder, further increasing the risk of cold stress of those working outdoors, such as:
- Snow cleanup crews
- Construction workers
- Recreational workers
- Postal workers
- Police officers
- Baggage handlers
- Support workers for oil and gas operations
When the body is unable to warm itself, cold-related stress may result in tissue damage and possibly death. Four factors contribute to cold stress: cold air temperatures, high velocity air movement, dampness of the air, and contact with cold water or surfaces.
Created on January 9, 2015
Explore investor-owned and consumer-owned utility company options for energy efficiency and sustainability investments: energy audits, rebates, equipment efficiency, time of use, net metering, building, refrigeration, compressed air, and lighting.
City and county certifiably green programs: new local city initiatives; energy audits, rebates, tax credits, preferred contractor list, free sustainability advising.
All participants will receive on-line calculators and checklists
Matt Varilek, Small Business Administration, Region VIII Administrator
Martha Young, Founder, Sustainability4SMEs; business analyst and writer
Emily Startz and Sam Domeier, Xcel Energy Product Portfolio Managers, business energy efficiency (DSM) programs, audits/studies and energy efficiency financing programs
Doug Priest, U.S. Bank representative and liaison through Xcel Energy alliance; funding the Green Industry since 2000
Tom Green, United Power/Boulder community affairs and key accounts representative. Tom has more than 20 years’ experience in the electric power industry