Background: Rural Colorado continues to face shortages of critical professions like doctors and teachers. A stunning 98% of new jobs in the past decade have been created along the urban Front Range, leaving wide swaths of the state behind. Recent federal assistance has come in the form of a farm bailout and tax incentives, but produced mixed results.
Tax credit for small businesses
A: Hickenlooper proposes a tax credit for small businesses. He wants an agenda that builds on assets of each rural community instead of a one-size-fits-all strategy.