It’s the state’s Advanced Industries program, which has provided $128 million in grants to early-stage companies in the past decade. So, what do taxpayers get out of it?
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From Blue Origin to Zoom, Colorado’s economic wins didn’t slow down in 2022
A waning economy? Not if you look at the number of companies that chose Colorado to expand or plop down their headquarters this year.
Coal is fading in northwest Colorado. The region is betting its economic future on another natural resource.
DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT — The 10 rafts are secured to the banks of the Green River. The tents are up. The sun is setting over the sandstone canyon walls. As 30 rafters dig into steaming bowls of chili, it’s time to start planning for the future. How can northwest Colorado entice and manage visitors, protect […]
New EV for the moon will be assembled by Colorado’s Lockheed Martin with GM riding shotgun
Lockheed Martin and General Motors are partnering to create a lunar terrain vehicle that, if selected by NASA, could be used in its Artemis program that will return humans to the moon. Lockheed Martin, with its space division headquarters in Denver, said it will lead the team with expertise in deep-space crafts while GM will […]
Colorado’s Sierra Nevada plans to develop commercial space station and serve space tourists
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems division has spent years developing habitats for life in Earth’s orbit and the vehicle to get people there. On Wednesday, the aerospace contractor announced plans to put the two together and build a space station. Sierra Nevada’s station will be a commercial successor to NASA’s soon-to-be retired International Space Station. […]
First the trade war, now the coronavirus. Jefferson County gets new tool to tackle international trade
With the ongoing woes of an international trade war and now a global pandemic brewing, Dino Dardano, president of Hestra Gloves, is ready to try a new tool available to him as a business in Jefferson County: foreign trade zones. The county became the latest Colorado community awarded the special designation, which lets businesses postpone […]
From cleaning toilets to Congress, Betsy Markey is now leading Colorado’s renewed focus on small business
After Betsy Markey moved her young family to Fort Collins in 1995, she felt stir crazy. She and her husband had relocated from Maryland, where the technology company they founded was running smoothly and pretty much independently. That life didn’t really need her anymore. So she bought a little coffee shop in Old Town Fort […]
First-ever Techstars Startup Week on the Western Slope pushes innovation, investment off the Front Range
EAGLE — Justin Bradshaw and Mark Roebke knew where they wanted to be: close to the ski hills and trails in a riverside mountain town. They just had to convince investors that Colorado’s West Slope was the perfect place to anchor their global technology company. The entrepreneurs who founded Rever — the Eagle-based motorcycle navigation […]
Another push for Colorado blockchain law has more than token support
Update March 6, 2019: Gov. Jared Polis signed SB19-023 into law. Read the final law here. In one of the more dramatic endings during the last legislative session, a bill aimed at putting Colorado at the forefront of blockchain policy passed by a single vote. But, moments later, it failed after some lawmakers changed their […]
Amazon didn’t pick Denver for its HQ2, but the company is not leaving Colorado empty-handed
Welp, it’s official. Denver didn’t get Amazon’s second headquarters, the 50,000 “high-paying” jobs, the $5 billion in investment or the major economic windfall — or massive headache, depending on whom you ask. Amazon notified the public in a news release at around 8 a.m. Mountain time, or roughly 12 hours after The Wall Street Journal said […]