Entries by Kim Woodworth

Region 9 to Administer Rural Loan Fund Program

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado has been chosen to administer $1.5 million dollars in rural business loan funds on the behalf of 12 rural regions throughout Colorado. Based on the budgeted amount of $1.5 Million and an average loan size of $50,000, it is expected that at least 28 loans will […]

TECH HUB WITH A VIEW – New Video Highlights Grand Valley’s Tech Community

The Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) is pleased to present its latest video endeavor, “Grand (Silicon) Valley”, which highlights opportunities in Colorado’s Grand Valley for businesses and entrepreneurs in the technology realm. (View the video below.) The video, sponsored by Colorado PERA and produced by Lightbulb Media in Grand Junction, Colo., kicks off with an […]

New Members Appointed to the Colorado Economic Development Commission

At the June 7th Economic Development Commission (EDC) meeting, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) welcomed five new appointees to the Commission. The five new appointees bring diverse experience to the EDC, which provides necessary oversight of OEDIT’s job creation incentives. “We are looking forward to utilizing the new EDC members’ […]

The Key to Regional Prosperity is Talent

Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) hosted its Regional Economic Development Forum, the second in a series of forums held around the state in 2017, at the Ranch Event Center, in Loveland, CO. Inspired by Region 2, Larimer and Weld Counties, this one-day forum highlighted the continued growth in northern Colorado, associated challenges facing our […]

Amazon to open new fulfillment center in Thornton

City of Thornton announced on June 12, 2017 that Amazon, the electronic commerce and cloud computing company, is building a new fulfillment center in Thornton. The footprint of the new building Amazon is working with Trammell Crow Company to build is 855,000 square feet, but the building will have three floors making it a 2.4 million square […]

CU Boulder honored for positive impact of international students on nation’s economy

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented the University of Colorado Boulder with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony on May 22, in Washington, D.C. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. CU Boulder, the only […]

Vertafore establishes headquarters in Denver; launches Centers of Excellence Strategy

Vertafore, the leader in modern insurance technology, announced on May 22, the launch of a Centers of Excellence strategy designed to further enhance customer service and accelerate innovation. As part of this strategic investment, Vertafore is aligning with technology industry best practices of co-locating teams with specialized expertise to drive effective collaboration, improve speed-to-market, and […]

Colorado’s Advanced Industries Accelerator Program Awards $2.9 Million to Technology Startups

The Colorado Economic Development Commission (EDC) approved $2.9 million in Advanced Industries Accelerator (AIA) grants for 18 Colorado companies with technologies that will positively impact key industries from health to manufacturing. The program has awarded over $40 million since its inception in 2013. “Colorado is a national leader in innovation and business startups,” said Office […]

Winds of change: Xcel is getting smarter and greener about energy

The Denver Business Journal just recently published an exclusive, in-depth report on Xcel Energy’s massive shift to a clean energy supply. “They’re the leader in the land. Nobody in America does more wind than Xcel Energy,” said former Gov. Bill Ritter. As Xcel Energy is increasing energy choices for their customers, they are also exceeding their already-aggressive […]

Three Colorado Companies Win Prestigious Honor of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting

Colorado companies Meadowlark Optics, Project C.U.R.E. and VAIREX air systems were announced May 15, as the three winners of the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting for their contributions to the Colorado economy through international trade. “Meadowlark, Project C.U.R.E. and VAIREX are shining examples of how exporting can help expand businesses, increase profits, and grow […]