9,500-square-foot space in lower
Downtown and added 10 members to its
team. Plans for the next two years include
the addition of 50 new staff members.
Uber Technologies is relocating its
headquarters to a 6,000-square-foot
building in Denver. The company plans to
double its number of employees in Denver
by the end of 2014.
RingCentral, Inc. will expand its Denver
location over the next 12 to 18 months.
The cloud business communications
solutions provider intends to double its
workforce in the coming months.
Charter Communications Inc. announced
in April 2014 that it has begun building an
85,000-square-foot research and
development laboratory in Douglas
County. The new facility could add 55
more employees and would pay an
average of $92,727, or 152 percent of
the average wage in Douglas County.
WRS Infrastructure & Environment, Inc.
announced in April 2014 the opening of
its new regional office in Denver. The new
location will allow the company to better
service the oil and gas, petrochemical,
mining and energy industries in the
Tengasco, Inc. announced in April 2014
its plans to relocate the company’s principal
offices to Denver by June 30, 2014.
Creative Foam Composite Systems, a
manufacturer of core kits for wind turbines,
announced in April 2014 its plans to
relocate to an 84,524-square-foot heavy
manufacturing facility in Berthoud. Creative
Foam expects to double the number of
employees to 60 with the expansion.
Vestas Wind Systems announced plans in
March 2014 to increase its workforce by
850 employees in four of its Colorado
factories this year. The Brighton and
Windsor blade factories will hire more
than 600 workers and the Brighton nacelle
factory will hire 150 additional
Carbon Cycle Energy LLC, a cleantech
startup, is gathering $1.5 million in funding
to build facilities for biogas production. It
expects to begin building the first facility by
the end of 2014, with gas production
starting in 2015. The company intends to
expand its employee base by the end of
2015 as funding permits.
GE Lighting announced in February 2014
that it has expanded its presence in
Colorado with a new 174,000-square-
foot manufacturing site in Longmont. In the
past year alone, GE has added nearly 20
employees to its team due to increased
demand for industrial LED lighting fixtures
manufactured in Colorado.
Signpost, a New York-based developer of
marketing software, announced in
February its plans to hire as many as 70
new staff in Denver in 2014. The company
opened its Denver office in 2013 and
currently has 30 employees.
FMC Technologies Inc., a global provider
of technology solutions for the energy
industry, announced in early February
2014 that it would locate a new sales and
service facility at a 20-acre site in Brighton.
The $11.9 million project will include
construction of a 50,000-square-foot
facility that will initially house 66
employees, with growth of up to 50
additional jobs over the next five years.
Gogo announced in early February that its
business aviation division, Aircell, will
relocate its headquarters from Illinois to
Broomfield. Aircell, a leading provider of
in-flight connectivity and entertainment
services to the business aviation market,
will have 112,300 square feet at its new
location, where it now employs 200. The
company expects to add more jobs in
coming years to support its anticipated
AIM, a Nebraska-based not-for-profit
community organization, has opened a
new office in Denver. AIM focuses on
connecting people with technology and
with each other, and impacting students,
working professionals and tech leaders.
Mile Hi Foods opened a new 128,000-
square-foot production facility on its five-acre
campus in Denver on January 28, 2014.
The company plans additional product
development and territorial expansion as a
result of the new space investment.
Civitas Capital Group announced in
January 2014 that it will establish an EB-
5 Regional Center in Denver. The Civitas
Denver Regional Center is approved to
bring EB- 5 capital to development and
businesses throughout the metro Denver
Cargill announced in January 2014 that it
would start a $10 million expansion of its
Fort Collins Seeds & Oils division. The
company also plans to begin construction
of a 67,000-square-foot Windsor steel
processing facility this year. The facility
would be its eighth U.S. steel processing
center. The new service center is expected
to create up to 25 new jobs over the next
three years, as well as to meet the
increasing demands for steel products in
the manufacturing and shale oil industries.
This division is part of one of the largest
and oldest privately held food, agriculture,
financial, manufacturing and industrial
companies in the world.
Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. held a
groundbreaking ceremony on January 10,
2014, to announce the start of construction
of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing
facility for its lead drug candidate,
Ampion™, for the treatment of patients
afflicted with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Located in the Denver Tech Center, the
facility is expected to be ready for
production of Ampion in the summer of
2014 and should generate approximately
40 new jobs in the next two years.