Zayo Group, an international bandwidth
infrastructure provider, announced on
April 2, 2013, that it will open a new
headquarters building in Boulder. The
company has 1,000 employees
worldwide, with 275 staff based in
Colorado. Zayo also has offices in
Louisville and the Denver Tech Center.
hybris, a leading commerce software
suite developer, opened a new office with
30 employees in Boulder in April.
hybris will staff the new office with
software engineers, quality assurance
professionals, and technical writers.
Halcón Resources Corp., an energy
company based in Houston, announced in
April that it will open an office in Denver.
The company signed a lease for two floors
of the 1801 California building in
downtown Denver and has not confirmed
the number of employees to be relocated to
or hired at the new site.
Newalta Corp., a Canadian industrial
services company based in Calgary,
leased a floor in 1801 California in
downtown Denver in February, where it
will open its first Colorado office.
TriZetto Corporation, a provider of
information solutions that improve the
efficiency and effectiveness healthcare
businesses, hosted a ribbon-cutting
ceremony on April 2, 2013 at its new
world headquarters at the Meridian
Business Center in Douglas County. The
project generated 500 construction jobs
and accommodates the more than 150
local jobs that TriZetto has created during
the past year. The company plans to
create as many as 750 new jobs at the
headquarters between 2012 and 2017.
Seagate, the Cupertino, Calif.-headquartered leader in technology
storage solutions, announced in April plans
to add 150 new positions in engineering
and technical areas at its Longmont facility,
which is one of the company’s two U.S.
design centers. Seagate employs 1,250
people at the site.
Brainspire, a spinoff of Pariveda
Solutions, launched a new technology
consulting office in Denver in April.
Made in Nature, an organic food
company, announced in March the
relocation of its corporate headquarters
from Wellington, Fla., to Boulder.
Beyond Analysis, a London-based data
analytics company, announced plans in
March to make Boulder its U.S.
headquarters. The company expects to
add 25 employees in Boulder before the
end of 2013.
On Deck, the technology-powered Main
Street lender, announced on February 26
the opening of a new Western regional
office in Denver. The office, which
opened with 16 employees, will expand
to over 200 professionals in the next two
years across sales, operations, and
technology functions. Continuing in the
tradition of the JumpStart Biz Plan Award
— led by the Denver Office of Economic
Development — On Deck launched
Colorado: Let’s Grow Together, a contest
sponsored by On Deck to foster growth
among Colorado small businesses.
Clean Energy Collective, a developer of
solar gardens for businesses and
residences, announced in February the
relocation of its operations from Eagle
County to Boulder, hiring 14 new staff.
Intrex Aerospace will move to a 75,000-
square-foot building in Thornton by mid-year,
officials said on Feb. 11. The company
currently has about 70 employees and plans
to make about 50 new hires in the next five
years, at which point the company will be
Thornton’s fifth-largest employer. According to
the city, Intrex employees are paid an
average of 44 percent more than the current
average salary for Thornton’s workers.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
opened a new $75-million expansion at
its Boulder manufacturing facilities in late
January. The 90,000-square-foot facility
will accommodate larger and more
sophisticated satellites and simultaneous
spacecraft builds to fulfill new NASA and
the Department of Defense contracts for
Northwestern Mutual’s offices in the
Denver area aim to add 80 financial
representatives and 100 financial
representatives interns in 2013. The
announcement is part of the nationwide
effort by Northwestern Mutual to recruit
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TriZetto Ribbon Cutting. Photo courtesy of Denver South EDP