Restaurants and other services near federal buildings are also feeling the shutdown pinch as workers stay home.
Some workers will see a bump in pay on New Year's Day in the second year of a law passed in 2016.
The recent election in Colorado is kind of like an impressionist painting. You have to step back to see what message it's sending. Reporter Ed Sealover of the Denver Business Journal says the message from some voters was in favor of slower growth on the Front Range.
Solar Roast Coffee in Pueblo's wholesale business rose 866 percent during the last four years. Their slow roasting process results in a smooth cup of joe.
A savings app called "Long Game" rewards people who save money with the chance to win a lottery.
Colorado-based Leprino Foods supplies mozzarella cheese to almost all of the nation's pizza chains and to other major food brands. It's owned by billionaire James Leprino, who is the subject of a recent profile in Forbes magazine.
Musk, who owns The Kitchen and Next Door restaurant concepts is planning to expand to 50 locations, many outside of Colorado, by 2020. He's blending two concepts you don't normally think of: restaurant chains, and locally-grown food.