Yesterday evening, the U.S. Senate passed a bill approving more off-season activities for the ski areas surrounding Denver, a move that is certain to create more jobs in the area. The bill was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives earlier this month.
The proposed law would allow ski areas to apply to use national forest land during the off-season. There are currently activities and events held on private land, but the bill would allow ski areas to apply for public land use. This would result in more jobs in Colorado and stronger economy, something that everyone can agree.
Senator Mark Udall has been working on getting the law passed for more than three years. The House of Representatives has approved it before, but it never made it past the Senate. This is curious because it should have nothing but positive effects on the regional and national economies.
As officials and business owners wait to see what happens with the bill, the region is buzzing with excitement. We can only hope that the bill passes so that we can begin expanding activities and jobs beginning in Spring 2012.
If you are considering relocating to Denver, call me at 888-860-1931 for more information about the local and regional economies. Our housing market is one of the healthiest in the nation, and it looks better everyday for other areas of the economy.