Colorado

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Colorado.

metro ranking

Austin, Charlotte, Denver Are Tops In BF’s Growth Chart

Austin, TX has been named the top metro for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report.
2017 State Rankings Report

Texas Has Best Business Climate; Colorado Tops In Growth Potential

Texas is Business Facilities' top-ranked state for Best Business Climate and Colorado was named no. 1 in Economic Growth Potential in the magazine's 13th Annual Rankings Report.

Bears Ears

A monumental fight over federal land is heating up in the state with the second-largest percentage of it.
employment outlook

U.S. Employers Plan To Increase Staff In Q2

U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain positive in Q2 2017 with 22 percent of employers planning to add staff between April and June, according to the ManpowerGroup.

High-Growth Sector

Statewide legal marijuana is a $6.7-billion industry that may all go up in smoke if the Justice Department enforces federal laws prohibiting it.
economic development

Communities Get Environmental, Economic Development Help From EPA

The EPA will provide 25 communities with technical assistance to pursue development strategies that advance clean air, clean water, economic development and other local goals.
Smart City Challenge

Seven Finalist Cities Chosen For Smart City Challenge

The U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge has pledged up to $40M to help one city define what it means to be a “Smart City “and become the country’s first to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into its transportation network.
Illinois Is USGBC’s Top State For LEED Green Building.

Illinois Is Top State For LEED Green Building

Illinois retained its top national position on USGBC’s annual Top 10 States for LEED list for the third year in a row.
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Solar Installer Sunrun Plans 800 Jobs At New Denver Office

Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., will open an office in downtown Denver before the end of 2015 and plans to hire up to 800 workers over the next few years.
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DaVita to Expand World Headquarters in Downtown Denver

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. is expanding in downtown Denver, building a new space directly across the street from its original headquarters building in the city’s lower downtown area.

2015 State Rankings Report: ME, CA, CO Are Renewable Portfolio Leaders

Maine, California and Colorado are the states with the most stringent Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in a new state ranking that debuted this week in Business Facilities’ 2015 State Rankings Report.

Taking a Pass

Colorado says the price is too high for 1,418 new health care jobs.

Industry Focus: Advanced Manufacturing – Manufacturing High-Tech Growth

In terms of its contribution to GDP, the advanced manufacturing sector punches well above its weight, producing $2.7 trillion in value-added economic activity.
TSYS Global Headquarters.

Industry Focus: Call Centers – Welcome Home

When communicating with call centers, familiarity can make all the difference.
Lockheed Martin's A2100 satellite.

Lockheed Martin Opens Commercial Space Headquarters In Denver, CO

The event signifies the official transition of the Lockheed Martin facility in Newtown, PA to Denver, CO as part of a phased transition announced last year.
Food Processing Baked Goods

Industry Focus: Food Processing – The Process Of Consistency

In this day and age, food processing plays an essential role in enhancing our way of life by ensuring that the food produced meets consistent quality standards.
AMG

AMG National Trust Bank Headquarters Relocating To Greenwood Village, CO

New landmark building, designed by Ware Malcomb, will bring European design to the Denver suburbs.

Secret Formula—Office Vacancy Rates—Prompts Roger Staubach To Bet On The Broncos

After picking last year's winner, Jones Lang LaSalle once again turns to commercial real estate stats to help handicap the Big Game.

Riding the Wind

Expanded federal subsidies spurred a bevy of year-end wind power project announcements, including a $1.9-billion deal in Iowa.

Gogo To Relocate Headquarters And Expand In Chicago, IL

World leader of in-flight wifi to bring 500 jobs to new Chicago location.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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