RRCC Receives Genesis Award from Jeffco Economic Development

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RRCC Receives Genesis Award from Jeffco Economic Development

Lakewood, CO —The Jefferson Economic Development Corporation honored RRCC with the Genesis Award for “Economic Developer of the Year” for the Arvada Campus expansion at their 24th Annual Industry Appreciation Awards breakfast last month. This award honors an organization that has significantly contributed to sustained economic vitality in Jefferson County through creative leadership, innovation, facilitations, and collaboration both within and outside of Jefferson County.  RRCC was nominated by the City of Lakewood and the Arvada Economic Development Association. The college was the recipient of the same award in 2015.

Dr. Michele Haney receiving the Genesis Award from Jeffco Economic Development

According to a recent study by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. (EMSI), the economic impact of Red Rocks Community College and its students is huge, with a total impact on the community amounting to more than $187 million annually. Taxpayers see a rate of return of 7.3 percent on their investment in the college, and for every dollar students invest, they receive a cumulative $2.70 in higher future income over the course of their working careers.

Congressman Ed Perlmutter attended the event and presented the award winners with certificates of recognition. The event and winners will be recorded into the Congressional Record of the 115th Congress.

Jeffco EDC Industry Appreciation Awards

About Red Rocks Community College:  Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 10,000 students per year online and at two campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.  www.rrcc.edu.


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Thursday, April 13, 2017