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Hundreds of new jobs to be announced in Denver

Published On: Oct 05 2012 06:47:56 AM CDT

Gov. John Hickenlooper has urged Colorado lawmakers to show they can cooperate by passing legislation that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples and by working to make the state more business-friendly.

DENVER -

Colorado's governor is hinting that he'll announce hundreds of new jobs in an economic development announcement Friday.
   
Gov. John Hickenlooper planned a Denver event for the announcement. The CEO of Arrow Electronics planned to join Hickenlooper for the announcement,
   
Any jobs would be welcome news. Colorado's unemployment rate for August was 8.2 percent in August, a slight improvement from July's unemployment rate of 8.3 percent but still higher than officials would like.
   
Arrow moved its headquarters from Melville, N.Y., to Englewood one year ago. Colorado approved tax credits for Arrow of up to $11 million over five years if 1,250 jobs are created.

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