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Colorado Preying on Vulnerable California

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Did you see that plane carrying this pictured Colorado lovin' on California banner during this morning's rush hour? It's part of Denver's attempt to woo us--and mainly corporations--to move from sea level to one mile high in the sky.

LAist Gives it a Try: Have you been to Denver? The sky looks unusually blue. Oh wait, there's no smog, that's what the sky is supposed to look like.


Ads in newspapers in California will feature this ad, with a Cupid in ski boots asking readers to "feel Colorado's love."
And that's not all. Somer Hollingsworth, president of the Nevada Development Authority, called California's problems "exciting" to the Wall Street Journal . In this day and age, cities, counties, states and government agencies have to be just as business-minded and competitive as the private sector. The name of the game is economic development--bring jobs to people and keep that local tax base recycled within the community. Meanwhile, it's important to keep California and Los Angeles' economy strong. That's why the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. will start acting as a "business ombudsman" to local business owners. It's a new step, but important to keep people here.

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