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2018 Major Relocations and Expansions

(By date of announcement - most recent first)

  • VF Corporation, a Fortune 250 business, that is a global apparel and footwear corporation with more than 30 notable brands within its portfolio, announced in August it is moving its global headquarters to Colorado. The headquarters relocation will bring upwards of 800 new jobs to the region.
  • Akitvax, a Colorado medical device company, announced in July it recently received a $15 million government contract which resulted in a move from Boulder to Broomfield and added staff. The company plans to expand its current staff level of seven by more than 20 engineers and other technical staff.
  • Five years after opening an office in Denver, OnDeck Capital Inc., an online lending platform for small businesses, announced in July it has grown from about 15 employees to 160 employees. The company plans to continue growing its Denver office by at least 15 percent within the next five months.
  • OverWatchID, a Denver-based cybersecurity company, moved its headquarters from the Denver Tech Center to Downtown Denver in July and expanded from 2,500 square feet to 9,000 square feet at 900 S. Broadway. Currently the company employs 30 people, but plans to add 12 more employees in 2018.
  • Denver-based tech firm FullContact announced in July it is moving into a flexible office space provider, which is WeWork’s newest Denver space in the Tabor Center. A major factor behind the move was the flexibility the upscale WeWork space offered a company projected to grow from 90 employees to 175 by 2022.
  • Broomfield technology company Conga  announced in July will consolidate its facilities from four states into a global headquarters in Broomfield, adding as many as 570 new jobs in the next eight years, with an average salary of $90,426.
  • TalentReef, which helps restaurants, hotels, and other service industries recruit and train employees, announced in July it is moving to 40,000 square feet in downtown Denver at 950 17th street. The company also plans to double its Denver workforce to 400 employees in three years.
  • Denver-based employment technology company Guild Education announced in July it recently secured $40 million in Series C funding. The company currently has 163 employees and expects to hire about 40 additional employees in the coming year. The funding will be used to grow Guild’s footprint to support more companies in their quest to educate their employees, hiring staff for its product, engineering, and data analytics teams.
  • Propeller Aero, a Sydney-based startup making drone software for construction and mining companies, moved its U.S.-based office to the RiNo area in July, with plans to double its Denver presence to 25 employees. After looking at potential U.S. headquarters sites in New York City and San Francisco, Propeller’s founders decided on Denver to be closer to one of its key partners, Trimble.
  • Helix, a personal genomics company, announced in July it is expanding its operations with the addition of an facility in Denver. The company also announced the acquisition of Denver-based platform partner HumanCode.
  • Ultra Petroleum Corporation announced in June it is moving its headquarters to the Denver area from Houston. The Denver office has long served as a hub for operations, with over 65 employees.
  • Niceland Seafood, a new company that will deliver freshly caught Icelandic fish to the United States, announced in June it is opening its North American headquarters in Denver. The company chose the Mile High City for the company’s headquarters because Icelandair flies daily from Reykjavik to Denver International Airport and because Denver is centrally located.
  • Ball’s Aerospace Manufacturing Center (AMC) announced in May a 145,000-square-foot expansion is underway in Westminster. With a record backlog in 2017, Ball is growing and hiring, having on-boarded more than 700 new employees in the past two years and 280 employees in 2018 to date.
  • Inocucor Corporation, with its U.S. headquarters operations located in Centennial, announced in May it is changing its name to Concentric Ag Corporation and moving to a new building at 7304 South Joliet St. in Centennial. The company’s new office is a 30,000-square-foot headquarters and commercialization office that currently employs about 20 people with plans to eventually grow to 58. Concentric raised $15.9 million in Series B funding.
  • Corden Pharma announced in May is expanding its capabilities to manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients at its east Boulder plant. The company currently employs 350 between the two Boulder sites, with plans to increase its workforce due to the recent remodel and expansion.
  • Visible, a new mobile service supported by Verizon, opened its headquarters in Denver in May. The company’s business model is completely virtual, with no stores or sales people, and takes digital payments from credit cards, Paypal, and Venmo through the app.
  • Fidelity Investments announced in May it is hiring more than 100 open positions across departments such as personal investing, customer service, IT, public affairs, audit, communications, and legal/compliance. In the past five years, Fidelity’s Denver region has added more than four million customer accounts and more than doubled its total assets under administration
  • Boulder Community Health announced in May it is expanding around the Boulder area, adding nearly 30,000 square feet of new office space next to the existing Community Medical Center in Lafayette. In addition, the health organization is building a new medical office and urgent care center in Erie, just seven miles up the road from where it plans to open the new Lafayette rehab center.
  • EzCater, one of the largest online marketplaces for business catering, announced in May it is adding a second national location in Denver and hiring 100 people by the end of the year. The company recently leased a 15,000-square-foot space at Denver Place, 999 18th Street. Company-wide, ezCater said it will hire 250 new employees this year.
  • Flatirons Solutions announced in May it is moving its corporate headquarters from Irvine, California to Boulder, as part of an effort to grow capacity within its major operational centers. The company required a central location near a major airport hub, Denver International Airport, and many of the Irvine staff have already relocated to Boulder.
  • Honey, a Los Angeles company that makes a browser extension to help online shoppers get the lowest price for their products, announced in May it is opening a development office in Boulder. The company is planning to hire 20 back-end engineers in the next year-and-a-half to work on new Honey initiatives.
  • Slack Technologies, a San Francisco-based tech startup, announced in May it is opening a new Denver office this year that could potentially become the company’s second headquarters, creating up to 550 full-time jobs with an average salary of $107,975.
  • Massachusetts-based Cognex Corporation announced in May it leased 14,310 square feet of office space at 4990 Pearl East Circle where it will expand operations following the acquisition of two tech companies in Boulder Valley. Cognex acquired Boulder-based Chiaro Technologies, a maker of a 3-D machine-vision sensor called Cloudburst, and Longmont-based Webscan Inc., a developer and manufacturer of barcode verification instruments. Employees from all three companies will move to the new location in early summer.
  • Software company Conga announced in May it raised $47 million in backing from Insight Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures that will help keep up steady growth after a string of acquisitions. Conga expects to use the funding to expand its sales and marketing and to fast track its development of software products.
  • LockState, a maker of cloud-based software to remotely control locks, announced in May it raised $5.75 million in Series A funding. The money will help fund an additional 10 sales and marketing positions, bringing LockState to a total of 35 employees. The business also recently relocated to a new space off Santa Fe Drive in South Denver.
  • Lineage Logistics, a cold storage and warehouse company in Henderson, announced plans in May to add nearly 116,000 square feet to its existing warehouse in Henderson, spending $12.5 million on the project. The company expects to add 25 jobs to its current workforce of 90 employees.
  • Alterra Mountain Company announced in May it is moving its corporate headquarters into the top floor of the Zeppelin Station by the end of the year. The 10-year lease grants the ski company 34,000 square feet of space, including the entire top floor. Alterra expects its workforce to grow this year from 120 to 160 employees, as this year the company launched its new multi-country, multi-continent IKON Pass, to compete with Vail Resort’s EPIC Pass.
  • Burns and McDonnell, a Kansas City-based engineering, architecture, and consulting firm, announced plans in May to expand its presence in Centennial, doubling its local workforce within the next five years. The local office currently employs 220, and was recently named to Fortune’s 2018 list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the seventh time.
  • Polaris Alpha, a defense contractor, announced in April it is adding 150 jobs in the metro area, part of a broader 450-job expansion planned in Colorado over the next eight years. The company plans to build or renovate a 20,000-square-foot office in the south metro area and fill 150 new positions there. The company’s jobs will be in software engineering, space technologies, cloud computing, and machine learning.
  • VictorOps, a Boulder-based cloud computing company, doubled its staff in the past year to reach 85, and announced plans in April to hire an even larger number of people in the next 12 months, due to growing demand. 
  • Threat X, a Louisville-based cybersecurity startup, announced plans in April to double its staff this year after raising $8.2 million from venture capital investors. The firm currently employs 12 with plans to at least double that head count this year, adding technology development, sales, and marketing staff.
  • Salt Lending, a blockchain tech company, announced in April it is expanding in Denver. The start-up currently employs 70 people and is moving into a new 25,000-square-foot office this month. Salt Lending is hiring 10 positions now, with 10 additional positions waiting to be filled soon. The company credits the boom in blockchain and cryptocurrency globally for its growth.
  • Here Technologies, an Amsterdam-based company, opened a new research and development office in Boulder in April that will focus on improving its futuristic mapping system to ultimately help autonomous vehicles. Boulder was picked because there are geospatial location experts based there from related companies like DigitalGlobe and Mapquest. The Boulder office at 4900 Pearl East Circle employs about 20 people with plans to add 15 more in the future.
  • Optiv Security moved 212 employees to its new Denver headquarters in April, becoming the first major tenant to occupy the Hines building at 1144 15th Street. Optiv is occupying 75,000 square feet of space, and has room to expand to 300 employees.
  • Upserve, a restaurant software company, opened a new customer operations center in Denver in April and has hired more than 50 people. The company began staffing the Denver center earlier this year and became fully operational in March. Upserve chose Denver because of the growing, highly talented workforce, great restaurant culture, and fantastic quality of life.
  • Funding Circle, a British-based business that arranges loans to small businesses, announced in April it is opening a new Denver area office that will employ 290 people within two years. Founded in 2010 and launched in the U.S. in 2013, the firm has more than 800 employees currently around the world.
  • System 76, a Denver-based maker of personal computers, announced in April it is bringing its manufacturing to Colorado from China. The company currently employs 25, with another five to 10 hires anticipated as manufacturing ramps up.
  • Polsinelli expanded its Denver office in April, adding 20 lawyers over the winter and recently adding a high-profile intellectual property attorney who helped bring the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to the city. Denver’s booming economy has helped spur the law firm’s local growth, noting that they have benefitted from the infusion of capital, people, and energy of Denver.
  • Freestar LLC, a fast-growing Phoenix-based startup, announced plans in March to double its staff and is opening a Denver office. With hundreds of publisher clients around the globe, the company is hiring data scientists, data engineers, full stack developers, and business developers. The company reported $110 million in revenue projected this year and reported year-over-year growth from 2016 to 2017 at 3,600 percent.
  • Redeam, a Boulder-based software and technology company focused on attractions and tours, announced in March it raised $7.7 million from travel-related venture capital firms and notable tech investors. The startup currently employs 15 people with plans to double in size over the next year.
  • Faction, a Denver-based cloud computing infrastructure company, announced in March it raised $18 million in Series B funding. The company plans to double its 50-person workforce over the next year and expand internationally as a result of client demand.
  • Facebook announced plans in March to hire tech workers in Denver as it begins to build a local presence. The company received zoning approval for a 22,800-square-foot space at 1900 16th St. and plans to hire network engineers, a data center manager, and other data-center related engineering positions.
  • AlphaGraphics, one of the nation’s largest franchised print-store companies, announced in March it is moving its headquarters to Denver. In the move, the company will consolidate much of its finance, marketing, and network support service teams in the new location. The company employs about 50 people at its current corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Epsilon, a global marketing and consumer research firm, announced in March it is moving its regional headquarters to Jefferson County. The relocation/expansion project will bring more than 500 jobs and $7.4 million in capital investment to the county over the next couple years.
  • Northstar Commercial Partners announced in March it has doubled its space in a downtown office tower. The company has about 40 Denver employees, with expectations to increase to about 60 over the next year. Northstar’s portfolio consists of 50 assets in 17 states.
  • Inscripta, a gene-editing technology company based in Boulder, announced in February it raised $55.5 million in series C funding. The company will use the money to accelerate its development and commercialization of gene-editing tools, including instruments, reagents, and software, and grow the company’s team of scientists and engineers.
  • Pandora  announced in February it is more than tripling its local space with a 3,100-square-foot office. The local branch has grown to about 15 people with plans for the office space to eventually house 25.
  • Scaled Agile Inc., the growing company which provides training and management of the Scaled Agile Framework, expanded to new offices at 5400 Airport Road in Boulder in February. Scaled Agile plans to hire 20 positions over the next year. The company only five years ago was run out of an office above the owner’s garage, and now will be functioning out of a 27,000-square-foot location.
  • Google Boulder announced in February it will begin construction on Phase II of its new campus, providing enough room for the company to grow to 1,500 employees at the locations. The second phase will add 100,000 square feet of office space after Phase I introduced two 100,000-square-foot buildings housing more than 800 employees.
  • Bona US, a floor-care product and equipment company, announced in February it will move its North and South American headquarters from Aurora to the Inverness business park near Centennial Airport, in unincorporated Arapahoe County. About 100 workers will relocate to the new site, which is almost double the size of its existing facility, promoting the company’s expansion goals.
  • Brandfolder, a brand management company, moved into a new office space in RiNo in February, taking up 8,300 square feet, more than triple the size of their previous building. The company currently employs 27 people with plans to reach around 50 employees by next year.
  • Mercer Advisors Inc., a national Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) announced in February it is opening of a new "Central Hub" headquarters in Denver in order to support strong growth and expansion. The full-service Central Hub in Denver, will house multiple teams and functions to better support the dozens of Mercer regional offices.
  • Maxar Technologies Ltd., a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets, announced plans in February to move its corporate headquarters to Westminster from San Francisco, adding 800 jobs.
  • Agilent Technologies, a pharmaceutical company, is building a $120 million drug-manufacturing facility in Weld County. The company announced in January it is looking to fill 30 positions for the new facility near Longmont.
  • Husk Power Systems Inc., a rural distributed utility company, announced in January it is moving its headquarters to the Colorado State University Powerhouse Energy Campus in Fort Collins. The energy company, which provides electricity through solar operations in rural parts of India and Tanzania, hopes to attract talent and do research in collaboration with the Energy Institute.
  • Havenly, a Denver interior design startup, announced in January it has raised 12.5 million in Series B funding. The company will use the new funds to hire and build out its technology.
  • Marketo, a marketing software technology company, announced in January it is expanding its office in Denver. Since opening the mile-high location, the office has grown by 200 people. Now an expansion is underway with the goal of eventually having 500 employees in the Denver location. Recognizing the city as a growing technology hub, Marketo has benefitted from the density of tech companies and the ability to find talented developers.
  • Social fitness app Strava, based in San Francisco, announced in January it is opening an engineering office in downtown Denver this year. The San Francisco tech company is starting with a programming team of about 15, and hoping to grow to around 90 people over the next three years. Strava was attracted to Denver because of local investments in innovation and positive growth in the startup community.
  • The campus food ordering app Tapingo, based in San Francisco, announced in January it is adding an office to Denver. The company leased 4,500 square feet downtown, after growing from four employees to 30. Tapingo offers college students the ability to order food from restaurants on or near campus, with more than 200 universities using the app.
  • Accelo, an Australian-based software company, is growing rapidly in Denver. Accelo currently has 60 employees worldwide, and hopes to hire 8 to 10 people a month for the new Denver office, which will focus on sales and ongoing technical support for customers. The company announced in January it hopes to bring close to 800 jobs to Denver with an average salary of $92,977.
  • Xactly, the San Jose-based cloud software company, was recently acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in Denver. Since joining Vista, Xactly doubled its workforce in Denver to 150 people with plans to add an additional 50 employees in 2018. The company signed a lease in January to take three floors at 1860 Blake Street.
  • Inocucor, a developer and producer of biological crop inputs for high-value produce, announced in January it recently raised $9.5 million in a Series B funding round. The funds will enable the company to accelerate its commercialization activities through increased production and marketing. Inocucor is waiting to occupy its new 30,000-square-foot U.S. headquarters, which is currently under construction in Centennial. Presently employing about 40 people, the company anticipates adding another 25 to 30 high-level scientific and managerial professionals over the next year.
  • Hestra Glove, based in Sweden, is doubling the office space for its North American headquarters in Colorado. The producer of leather ski gloves announced in January it is building a $5 million facility in Arvada, 27,000-square-feet, including a warehouse, office space, and showroom. Currently, Hestra employs 20 people with plans to hire four more when the move is made to Arvada.

2017 Major Relocations and Expansions

(By date of announcement - most recent first)

  • Boom Supersonic, based at Centennial Airport, announced a new partnership with Japanese Airlines in December. The airline will invest $10 million and work with Boom to build next-generation supersonic jets for commercial routes at an affordable price. Instead of the typical eight-hour flights from New York to London, Boom hopes to offer three-hour, 15-minute flights for about $5,000 round trip. The new funding will enable Boom to expand and accelerate the development and production of the new airliner.
  • Velocity Global, an international staffing agency, announced in December it is moving from a co-working space on Walnut Street to a 20,000-square-foot office in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood. Starting with just one employee three years ago, the firm currently has 56 employees and expects to employ up to 200 by the end of 2018. 
  • JumpCloud, a Boulder-based tech startup, announced plans in November to expand and fill 70 new positions over the next year after raising $20 million in venture capital earlier this month. JumpCloud expects 50 of the new jobs it will create to be in engineering and technical positions.
  • Lightwave Logic, Inc., a technology company, announced in November it will consolidate all of its corporate and R&D operations into a new facility in Englewood. The new 13,420 square facility’s $1.6 million infrastructure includes fully functional 1,000 square feet of class 1,000 cleanroom, 500 square feet of class 10,000 cleanroom, chemistry laboratories, and analytic laboratories. >> News Release
  • Juniper Unmanned, a Golden-based company that flies drones for oil and gas, raised $500,000 in November and is hiring 24 drone pilots. The company is ready to start providing around-the-clock services for drone operations, including the manpower to fly them. One of the firm’s newest clients, CDOT, commissioned Juniper Unmanned to survey 42 stretches of highway prone to rock falls. The company’s CEO, Jeff Cozart, expects the next round of hiring will be double the size of this one.
  • Homebot, a Denver-based real estate technology company, received $4.5 million in capital in November, with plans to expand out to the national market. The firm provides homeowners data on their home and the market. Homebot expects to add eight staff and expand into the largest 25 U.S. markets by year end.  
  • ChannelAdvisor, a North Carolina-based e-commerce software company, opened a new office in Denver in November. The new Denver location is expected to support additional members of the company’s sales organization. The expansion is designed to enable additional growth for the company.
  • PromonTech, a Denver-based mortgage tech company, announced in November it is nearly doubling its space in Writer’s Square. Launched in 2015 with a single employee, the firm now has 48 engineers and developers. Rapid hires over recent months had forced the company into coworking space, leading management to pursue a larger office space.
  • United Parcel Service (UPS) announced in October it is opening a package distribution facility in Aurora. The facility will employ 700 workers when fully operational. The 360,000-square-foot building is expected to require $104 million in investment, including $90 million in equipment. UPS has agreed to provide an initial 590 full-time jobs with an average salary of $30,108 and a promise to grow to 732 full time jobs with an average salary of $51,810, excluding benefits.
  • Swire Coca-Cola USA, which distributes Coca-Cola products across the state, announced plans in October to take over the company’s Denver bottling plant by the end of October and expand its local staff. The company built a new distribution center in Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood in 2014, opened a distribution center in Pueblo in 2016, and opened a distribution facility in Johnstown in early 2017 as a result of increasing product demand.
  • CSG International Inc. announced plans in October to add 50 jobs and move its offices from northern Douglas County to the Denver Tech Center in the fall of 2017. The company is adding jobs at its sites around the world to expand product offerings and improve sales efficiency.
  • Revert Inc., a provider of data-protection and electronic-waste recycling services, moved its headquarters from Gunbarrel to Louisville in October. The new 5,300-square-foot site will help support the company’s expansion plans and includes additional research and development space, warehouse space, and two dedicated docks. 
  • FareHarbor, a reservation technology company, announced plans in October to quintuple its Denver headquarters space. The company plans to double its staff of 100 Denver employees within two years of moving to the 25,000-square-foot office.
  • Choozle, creator of the digital advertising platform, expanded its Five Points office in October after doubling its employees this year, from 26 to 54. New hires included developers and engineers and coincided with the launch of the company’s new drag and drop advertising tool.
  • Denver-based Travelers Haven, which arranges short-term housing for corporate employees, announced plans in October to add up to 172 new jobs over the next eight years as it grows to meet expanding demand. The company cited Denver’s attractive lifestyle and pro-business climate as factors helping to attract workers to its Cherry Creek offices. 
  • Apple Inc. announced in October it is hiring experienced software engineers to work on network, big data and mapping technologies in Denver, joining the stream of big tech firms adding local offices.
  • Trimble Inc., a GPS-tech company, announced in October it plans to add hundreds of employees in the Denver metro area after the GPS technology company’s new building is completed in Westminster next year. Trimble’s second building will double its presence in Westminster’s Westmoor office park, giving it room to grow to about 1,100 workers and making the campus the international company’s largest employment site.
  • DTT, a loss prevention solutions provider, announced in October it opened a new office in Denver. The company will use this expansion to fuel growth and attract top talent from around the nation. "Denver is becoming a magnet for talent in the tech industry," said Sam Naficy, Founder and CEO of DTT. 
  • Special Aerospace Services, a Boulder-based aerospace manufacturing company, opened a new 25,000-square-foot facility in Arvada in September and plans on hiring. Special Aerospace Services said the new facility will initially employ 13 people, but plans to grow in the next two years.
  • Switchfly, a San Francisco-based technology innovator for the travel industry, announced in August it is recruiting developers and software engineers for its world-class development hub in Denver. The company began local hiring in July and expects to have 50+ employees in the region by the end of the year. >> News Release
  • BillingPlatform, a Denver-based company that makes billing software, announced in August it is using $4 million in new venture capital to grow. The company could have funding to triple in size if it hits growth milestones under the leadership of a new CEO. The five-year-old company has more than 20 employees now but expects now to hire steadily.
  • 10Fold Communications, a California-based public relations firm that specializes in the technology industry, announced in August it is opening a new office in Denver. The decision to expand into Denver is due to its burgeoning tech scene.
  • EasyMile, a French autonomous shuttle manufacturer, has named Denver its new U.S. headquarters. The company will locate at Panasonic Enterprise Solution's new headquarters near Denver International Airport at the Pena Station Next Smart City development.
  • Lockheed Martin announced on Aug. 2 that it has begun construction on a new, $350 million, 266,000 square foot "Factory of the Future" in Jefferson County that includes a state-of-the-art high bay clean room to simultaneously build a spectrum of satellites from micro to macro.  >> News Release
  • RLH Corp., the parent company of Red Lion Hotels, announced in August that it has moved its corporate headquarters from Spokane to Denver to benefit from the region's central U.S. location and domestic and international flights from Denver International Airport. 
  • Sanveo Inc., a California-based construction technology solutions provider, announced in August it is expanding into Denver. >> News Release
  • FRONTSTEPS, a developer of software for HOAs, builders, security, and real estate, opened a new office in August in downtown Denver to accommodate future growth.  >> News Release
  • Inocucor Corporation, a developer and producer of powerful biological crop inputs for agriculture, announced in July it will open its 30,000-square-foot U.S. headquarters and commercialization office in Centennial. >> News Release
  • Denver-based SyncHR announced in July it has raised $16 million in venture capital to expand its cloud-based human resources technology business and continue its steady hiring. >> News Release
  • U.S. Bank announced in July it has purchased a pair of buildings for $17.8 million in the Inverness Business Park near Centennial Airport and plans to hire 300 employees. >> News Release
  • Valucentric LLC, a valuation firm, announced in June it is expanding into Colorado. The company is adding more than 100 employees and doing business in more than twelve states. >> News Release
  • Thanx, a San Francisco-based developer of marketing software, announced plans in June to open an office in Denver where its growth will be focused in the next 12 months. The company considered other cities, but chose Denver due to its business cost effectiveness and because its potential employees want to live in Colorado. 
  • Nestlé Waters said in late June that it will expand its 350,000-square-foot facility in Denver to launch its new ReadyRefresh business unit, an online shopping and delivery services that provides beverage options directly to consumers and local businesses. 
  • Ibotta Inc., a Denver-based tech company, announced in June it will double its space in 1801 California St. in order to add nearly 100 staff members before the end of the year.
  • CirrusMD, which offers a text-first approach to telemedicine for large health systems and insurers, announced in June the closing of a $7 million Series A financing. The investment will support the expansion of an innovative text-first virtual care model. The company plans to hire another 20 workers by the end of the year. >> News Release
  • Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans in June it will open its second Colorado fulfillment center in Thornton, which will be the first Amazon Robotics facility in the Centennial State. Amazon will create more than 1,500 new full-time associate roles at this facility. >> News Release
  • CardioNXT, a Westminster medical device company, raised $2.1 million in financing in June from several investors. The funding will help the company perform a RADAR clinical trial to bring their technology closer to market.
  • Boulder-based Sphero has split into two separate companies in June, with Sphero continuing their work on toy robots while the new company, Misty Robotics, will begin work on producing home-robots. The company received $11.5 million in venture capital and will increase its team to about 30 employees.
  • Xactly, a California sales performance software company, added 4,000 more square feet to its existing 1860 Blake St. location in June. The expansion will be followed by plans to hire 25 more workers to their current 75 employee workforce.
  • Marketo, which creates software to manage marketing campaigns, acquired temporary office space in Denver in June until they expand into 50,000 square feet this coming fall. Currently, the company has 14 employees with expectations to hire 150 by the end of 2017 and to have a total of 400 employees in the coming years.
  • Denver-based Ombud, a company that makes software that tracks how client organizations respond to requests and learns what decisions led to good outcomes, received an investment from the venture capital arm of the Central Intelligence Agency in June. The partnership with In-Q-Tel is expected to lead to Ombud doing 20 percent of its business with U.S. intelligence agencies. The company expects to grow from 25 employees to nearly 40 by the end of 2017.
  • Boulder-based Cocona, which produces woven fabric for companies including Adidas and Kenneth Cole, received $3.75 million in investments in June that the company will use to expand inventory and invest in research and development. 
  • Swisslog Healthcare Solutions announced in June it has leased another 29,731 square feet in Westminster on top of space it has already lined up. The company is relocating its headquarters from east Denver, and has now leased nearly 100,000 square feet between two different developments in the Westminster area.
  • Namasté Solar Inc., a Boulder-based solar energy business, announced in June it has raised $3.1 million from more than 91 investors. Namasté’s employee numbers have grown to 165 people, each of them considered a co-owner. The company expects to hire another 15 people by the end of the year.
  • Vivint Solar Inc., a publicly traded solar power installer based in Utah, announced in June it is expanding into Colorado. The company said it plans to work with customers in the Denver and Boulder area and will set up a sales office in Centennial. >> News Release
  • Quisitive, a Dallas-based cloud computing and IT consulting company, announced in June it is expanding by up to 15 more workers in coming months.
  • UCHealth announced plans in June to hire 200 health technicians, registered nurses, stationary engineers, and laboratory staff for its new UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital in Longmont. UCHealth has already hired 100 workers for the hospital, which is slated to open in the summer of 2017.
  • Evolve Vacation Rental Network, a Denver-based vacation rental management company, completed an $11 million funding round in May. The company will relocate its headquarters to 717 17th St. with space to add 100 employees.
  • KBI Biopharma announced in May its plans to expand biopharmaceutical-manufacturing capacity at its Boulder facility. The company is investing $30 million at the Boulder site and another facility in North Carolina.
  • Vertafore, a leader in modern insurance technology, announced on May 22 that it chose Denver as the location of its new corporate headquarters. The company says it chose Denver due to its skilled workforce, tech scene, and business environment. >> News Release
  • WTRMLN WTR, a New York-based startup whose product is watermelon flavored water, announced in May that it is moving its corporate headquarters to Denver in the River North neighborhood.  
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the world's largest brewer, announced in May that it will invest $28 million in its Fort Collins brewery to expand its production of aluminum-bottle products and increasing diversity of products through installation of dry-hop capabilities.
  • GreenbergFarrow, an Atlanta-based architecture, engineering, and planning firm, opened a new office in Broomfield in May. The company specializes in mixed-use, retail/commercial, residential, hospitality, industrial, historic/adaptive re-use, and sustainable developments for the private and public sector. 
  • HomeAdvisor, based in Lakewood, announced plans in May to merge with Angie's List and form a new, publicly traded company called ANGI Homeservices Inc. that will be headquartered in Colorado. >> News Release
  • Prescient, a company which offers a technology based solution for a better way to plan, design, manufacture, build and operate multi-unit buildings, announced in April it has closed a Series D Funding Round of $40 million at a pre-money valuation of $475 million. The company has grown from eight employees to 300 and will add at least 75 new positions in 2017. >> News Release
  • Arryved, a point-of-sale service company that caters toward breweries, acquired $700,000 in private equity funding in April. The company will use the funding to increase their customer service by hiring more staff, and improving their platform.
  • CyberGRX, a Denver startup, received $20 million in an investment round led by Bessemer Venture Partners in April. CyberGRX plans to use the funding to accelerate growth and add 25 to 30 employees to their current 40-person labor force. >> News Release 
  • CirrusMD, a health technology company that provides software designed to allow patients to text and video chat with healthcare providers, announced in April it will be nearly doubling its workforce to keep up with increasing demand. The company currently has 1.2 million patients, a 600 percent increase from the 200,000 they had over 12 months ago. >> News Release
  • MidWestOne Financial Group Inc., the third-largest publicly traded bank holding company in Iowa, announced in March it is expanding to Denver. MidWestOne expects its first Denver-area full service bank office to open in the spring of 2017.
  • Conga, a Broomfield-based software company, announced in March plans to expand further in 2017, estimating it will grow 50 to 60 percent. The company, which acquired three businesses and more than quadrupled its workforce in 2016 from 60 to 250 employees, plans to hire 50 people due to significant revenue growth and international expansion. 
  • SpotX, a Westminster-based ad-technology company, announced in March it is moving its headquarters from Westminster to Broomfield. SpotX employs 345 people, including about 270 locally.
  • Convercent, a Denver-based startup that produces compliance software for businesses, announced in February  it has raised $10 million – eight months after raising $11 million from the same investors. Convercent plans to use the investment to expand staff from 88 to 100 workers by the end of 2017 and focus on product development. >> News Release
  • UCHealth announced in Febrary it will open a comprehensive health-care facility in Cherry Creek in late 2018. The 89,000-square-foot facility will offer primary care, women’s care, cancer care and imaging, and ambulatory surgery. >> News Release
  • York Space Systems, a satellite manufacturer, announced in February an agreement with Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU) for the establishment of its new manufacturing facility and Mission Operations Center located on campus, opening mid-2017. >> News Release
  • Lockheed Martin announced plans in February to relocate the Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program within its Space Systems business area to co-locate employees in facilities with common skills and resource requirements. Over the next eight years, the company plans to move approximately 650 positions from its Space Systems facility in Sunnyvale, California, to other Lockheed Martin locations in the U.S. Sites in Colorado and Florida. >> News Release
  • Ball Aerospace announced in February it plans to add 300 workers this year, in addition to the 300 jobs it added last year. There will be additional hires when the manufacturing center expansion is complete. When the two years of hiring are combined that constitutes a more than 30 percent jump in Ball's overall Colorado employment base of 2300. When the division breaks ground on the expansion in April, it will start a months-long process where the existing 200,000-square-foot facility will morph to 345,000 square feet, a 72 percent increase in capacity. >> News Release
  • Transamerica Corp. announced in February it will add 200 employees this year in its downtown Denver office. With the new employees in marketing, distribution, customer care, and operations, the company's workforce will be up to 700 employees in Denver.
  • CapTech Consulting, a Virginia-based IT consulting company, announced in February it has expanded to Denver and is looking to hire more consultants here. Denver was chosen because of its growing market and exceptional creative and technical talent, along with a diversified set of Fortune 1000 companies spanning the many industries CapTech Consulting serves. 
  • NFT Inc., a Golden-based manufacturer of nuclear, aerospace, and automation products, announced in February it will relocate its headquarters to the Coors Technology Center by the end of March. >> News Release
  • Xero, a developer of cloud-based accounting software, announced in February that it relocated its U.S. headquarters from San Francisco to Denver. 
  • Sierra Nevada Corp., an aerospace company that designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, announced in February that it has leased 101,000 additional industrial space in Louisville and plans to add 400 new jobs at the site in the next 18 months. 
  • Natural Habitats USA, a producer of sustainable, organic, and fairly traded products, announced in February its plans to relocate its headquarters from Richmond, Calif. to Boulder. 
  • The J. M. Smucker Company announced plans in January to build an additional Smucker’s® Uncrustables® sandwiches manufacturing facility in Longmont, Colorado. Construction of the facility will start in spring 2017 with production expected to begin in calendar year 2019. With a total potential investment of $340 million, the Longmont facility will be constructed in two phases over multiple years. The facility will have approximately 250 employees when phase one is complete and up to 500 employees in total with the completion of phase two.
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  • TeamSnap Inc., a Boulder-based sports tech company, announced in January it has raised another $25 million in venture capital and plans to expand the startup’s staff by about 50 percent. The company says nearly 15 million individual coaches, players, and parents of young players use its products.
  • Real Goods Solar Inc. announced in January it is moving its corporate headquarters from Louisville to downtown Denver by the end of the month.
  • msgNETCONOMY, a joint venture between msg global solutions and NETCONOMY, announced in January it has expanded into the U.S. with the opening of Denver office. The office was established in 2016 and is now staffed and functioning as the North American hub for SAP Hybris consulting and implementation.
  • Haibike, the biggest German-based electric bike manufacturer, announced in January it is moving its U.S. headquarters to Denver from California. The Denver operations could expand into manufacturing within the next 18 months. Schweinfurt, Germany will remain the company's world headquarters. 
  • Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans in January to open its first fulfillment center in Colorado. The one-million square foot facility in Aurora is expected to create more than 1,000 new full-time jobs, which is in addition to the hundreds of associates currently employed at the Amazon sortation center located in the same city. >> News Release
  • Esker, a worldwide leader in document process automation solutions and pioneer in cloud computing, announced in January that it has opened a second U.S. office in Denver. Esker chose to expand into Denver to accommodate growth, enhance recruiting efforts and better serve its clients in the western half of the United States. >> News Release
  • Mikron Automation, a manufacturer of products for pharmaceuticals, medical, automotive, consumer, electrical, and construction uses, announced in January it will again expand its U.S. headquarters. Located in Arapahoe County, the company will add an additional 19,000 square feet of industrial space at its existing facility.
  • eFolder, an Atlanta technology company, announced in January it will relocate its headquarters to Denver, creating 108 jobs locally as it combines its existing two offices into a central location.
  • Datavail, a Broomfield-based database and data services company, announced in January it acquired Navantis, a 200-person Microsoft Premier Partner based in Toronto, Canada. This is the second Datavail acquisition since landing a $45 million venture capital infusion and announcing plans to triple in size by 2020.
  • ProtectWise Inc., a Denver-based cybersecurity startup, announced in January it has raised another $25 million in venture backing that will help the company add dozens of jobs, likely doubling in size for the second consecutive year.
  • The Colony Group announced in January that Denver-based Jones Barclay Boston (JBB) has merged with the firm. The Denver location will be Colony's seventh office, its first in the west. The addition of JBB brings deep and tenured expertise managing the wealth of active and retired professional athletes.  
  • SecureSet Academy, a Colorado cybersecurity education company, announced in January that it has obtained Series A funding in a round led by the Colorado Impact Fund (CIF). The $4 million investment will drive the expansion of SecureSet Academy's accelerated, bootcamp-style cybersecurity training to more U.S. markets.  

2016 Major Relocations and Expansions

(By date of announcement - most recent first)

  • Cloud Elements Inc., a Denver-based software developer, announced in January it has raised another $13 million from venture capitalists. The company plans to increase its staff by a third to expand the market for the startup's technology. 
  • ChromaDex, a California-based bioscience first, announced in December it will open a research and development plant in Longmont on Jan. 5, 2017. The company has spent close to $1 million to renovate and install equipment in the 10,000 square feet it is leasing. 
  • TapInfluence, which makes online software companies used to influence marketing campaigns, moved its 50 employees from Boulder to downtown Denver in December. 
  • BP announced in December that it will establish the headquarters of its U.S. Lower 48 onshore business in Denver. The company anticipates the office will open with at least 200 employees, including the CEO and executive leadership team, with more staff to be added later. >> News Release
  • Travelport, a UK-based travel commerce company focused on solutions for the $8 trillion global travel and tourism industry, announced in December its plans to consolidate three existing U.S. technology hubs into two centers of excellence in Denver and Atlanta. 
  • Future Venture Capital, Co., Ltd. (FVC), one of Japan’s most prestigious venture capital firms, announced in November its expansion into the U.S. Market, specifically Northern Colorado. FVC will operate a fully owned subsidiary in the U.S. as FVC Americas (FCVA).  >> News Release
  • FirstNet, the federal organization tasked with creating a nationwide broadband network for police and firefighters, opened its new Innovation and Testing Lab in Boulder in November. The Boulder facility employs about 40 people now, with room for about 80 people in its office space.  >> News Release
  • TestPlant, a London-based, global leader in software testing, announced in October that Boulder is the location of its new Americas headquarters. The site is now the main office for all the firm’s American activities and supports TestPlant’s regional North American offices in San Francisco and Philadelphia. >> News Release
  • Code42, a leader in endpoint data security and recovery, opened a new office in Broomfield in October. Company officials say the company expanded in the Metro Denver region due to its reputation as a tech hub and center for a highly skilled workforce. >> News Release
  • Viveve Medical Inc., a California-based manufacturer of non-surgical devices, announced in October it is moving its headquarters to Arapahoe County and creating 130 new jobs. 
  • Agility Recovery, a Charlotte-based company that provides disaster recovery services, made its headquarters in Westminster in October. The company is hiring about 30 positions as part of its move. Agility Recovery expects to employ a little more than 100 there once the headquarters are fully staffed, which is expected before next spring.
  • Toastmasters, a nonprofit group that helps people improve their public speaking skills, announced plans in October to relocate its headquarters from Orange County, California to Englewood. The company has purchased a 106,575-square-foot building which it will relocate to in 2018. >> News Release
  • Simpro Software, an Australian firm which has had a small executive office in Boulder for about a year, announced in October it has raised a $30.54 million round of funding as it gets set to open an American headquarters in Broomfield. The company could employ up to 100 people within two to three years. >> News Release
  • Solar Alliance Energy, Inc. announced in October the expansion of its residential, commercial, and industrial solar sales and installations into Colorado, with the opening of an office in Denver. >> News Release
  • Charter Communications signed a lease for 306,000 square feet in Greenwood Village in October where the telecom provider plans to add 800 jobs. The company will be the sole tenant of the 12-story office building currently under construction.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers announced in September plans to double employment at its Denver office over the next five years from the current level of 550 workers. The company stated that they continue to look at how they can expand service delivery to clients and to companies in the market so they can bring additional services. 
  • Envision Energy, a leading global supplier of smart energy solutions, opened its Global Blade Innovation Center in Boulder in September. 
  • FiveStars, a San Francisco-based developer of customer rewards program, has expanded is presence in Denver. It has leased additional space and plans hire senior-level software engineers and developers to grow its 100-person team to 220 staff by the end of the year. 
  • Amazon opened a tech office in Broomfield in September, and is hiring workers for its Amazon Web Services division. The company posted a job description on LinkedIn over the summer for an office manager to work in Broomfield, where it has leased some space. Three software development engineering positions are also posted for the Broomfield location on the company's website.
  • McLane Foodservice Inc., a supply chain company, announced in September that it has purchased 20 acres in a development near Denver International Airport, where it will employ 240 people in a 250,000-square-foot facility.
  • GoSpotCheck, a mobile technology company that helps companies track products and inventory, announced in September that it has attracted $16.5 million in investment and plans to triple its office space, moving into a new building under construction. With 70 employees currently, it plans to ramp up to 100 staff by the end of 2016.
  • Zalgen Labs, a biotechnology and diagnostics company focused on high-impact, neglected infectious diseases, announced in August it has received via transfer the viral hemorrhagic fever diagnostics business from Corgenix Medical Corporation and opened an advanced product development center in the Fitzsimons Bioscience Park Center on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. >> News Release
  • Red Canary, a Denver-based cybersecurity software startup, raised $6.1 million in venture capital in August. It plans to double its staff to 30 in the next nine months.
  • Agilent Technologies Inc., a global pharmaceutical laboratory, announced in August it has acquired 20 acres in Weld County, on which it plans to build a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. The expansion will enable the company to more than double its commercial manufacturing capacity for nucleic acid active pharmaceutical ingredients. >> News Release
  • Parkifi, a developer of hardware and software to monitor parking utilization, leased 15,000 square feet on Larimer Square in LoDo in July, where it anticipates adding 65 new employees in the next 18 months.
  • SyncHR, a leader in Human Capital Management (HCM) cloud-based software, announced in July it has relocated its corporate headquarters to Denver. In the past year, SyncHR has increased its employee base by nearly 40 percent.  Additionally, current company forecasts predict increasing the company's employee base by another 20 percent to support continued growth. The company secured $17.5 million in new Series A funding in late 2015, driven by Boulder Ventures and returning investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation by Grayhawk Capital and EPIC Ventures. >> News Release
  • Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd., a Broomfield-based aircraft manufacturer, broke ground in July on a new 118,000-square-foot facility at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. The new facility is expected to add 60 jobs by 2020.
  • HomeAdvisor, a Golden-based tech firm, announced plans in July it will move its headquarters and 300 workers to a to-be-built office building in Denver’s trendy River North district. HomeAdvisor — which has an online marketplace that connects consumers with professionals like plumbers and electricians — will lease 58,000 square feet in a new building and move in late 2017 or early 2018. >> News Release
  • Deckers Brands, a California-based company which owns several footwear brands, including Ugg and Teva, announced in July it will later this summer move a call center from Flagstaff, Arizona, to Broomfield, where it could eventually employ as many as 250 people on a seasonal basis. The company expects to ramp up to as many as 150 full-time and temporary employees this fall for its peak holiday season. The Broomfield call center will focus mainly on answering questions and filling the needs of end consumers.
  • Hach Co., a Loveland-based manufacturer of high-tech water-testing equipment, announced in June it will break ground on a multimillion-dollar research and development facility on its existing two-building campus. The new building will be approximately 86,000-square feet and it will house work spaces for Hach’s development teams, with multiple testing and development laboratories. More than 750 associates work on the Loveland campus and another 50 are working from leased office space in Fort Collins. This expansion will offer additional space to support Hach’s near-term and anticipated future growth.
  • Avoka, a leader in digital customer acquisition for financial services companies and government agencies, announced in June it has secured $12 million in expansion funding to increase its global footprint and further develop its product range. Avoka will use the new funds to invest in sales, product, and marketing personnel in its Broomfield co-headquarters; as well as European markets. 
  • GelTech Solutions, Inc., an innovator in the use of environmentally friendly polymers for fire suppression and prevention, announced in June its plans to open a western regional office in Denver that will serve as headquarters for the company's FireIce wildland fire division. >> News Release
  • SAS Manufacturing opened a new, precision manufacturing facility in June, in Englewood, to serve aerospace and a variety of industries worldwide. The facility operates 3D printers for additive manufacturing with alloys, high-strength plastics, and composites. >> News Release
  • Code42, a Minneapolis-based software firm, announced in June it is opening an office in Boulder. The expansions put Code42, which makes data recovery and security software, close to current and prospective customers.
  • Roccor, an engineering firm specializing in deployable/reconfigurable products for the aerospace and military markets, announced in May it is expanding in Longmont. Roccor will bring 20 high-paying jobs to the community with the expectation of employing as many as 25-30 by the end of the year. >> News Release
  • The National Solar Observatory (NSO), which has been at the forefront of ground-based solar astronomy for more than 60 years, announced in May it is relocation its headquarters to Boulder. >> News Release
  • Minute Key Inc., a Boulder-based company that makes self-service automated key duplication kiosks, announced in May it has raised $2.5 million in new equity funding. This new funding round will help the firm complete development of a new version of its key-making kiosks that has the potential to double the size of the business. The company has 160 employees and will likely add another five to 10 jobs in Boulder. MinuteKey has roughly 10,000 square feet at its headquarters and is building out about 2,000 adjacent square feet that it will expand into in the next month or so. >> News Release
  • Zingfit, an information technology firm serving the fitness industry, announced in May it is relocating its headquarters to Boulder. The company is expected to create 156 new jobs. 
  • Comcast Corp. announced in May it is opening a new call center in Fort Collins and plans to hire to fill most of the 600 positions there. The new center is in addition to existing customer care sites in the southern Denver metro area, where Comcast employs about 400 people.
  • QuoteWizard, an online insurance comparison marketplace based in Seattle’s Pioneer Square District, opened an office in Denver in May. The company has already hired 30 employees in 2016, with plans to add dozens more this year. >> News Release
  • SendGrid, the leading delivery platform for customer communication that drives engagement and growth, announced in May that it has signed a long-term lease in downtown Denver. The new space nearly triples SendGrid's current multiple Colorado office footprint in a single Denver location and can accommodate 500 employees. >> News Release 
  • EWI, a non-profit engineering and applied R&D company, announced in April it is opening a new innovation center dedicated to establishing best-in-class technical capabilities in advanced quality measurement technologies. This will be EWI’s third lab facility in Colorado. Located at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation & Technology in Loveland, EWI Colorado will help manufacturers gain a competitive advantage through the application of advanced process monitoring and inspection control technologies. The center is expected to open in late summer. >> News Release 
  • Amazon.com announced in April it is establishing a fulfillment center that will employ hundreds at a large warehouse facility being built in Aurora near Denver International Airport. A 452,000-square-foot warehouse in Majestic Commercenter was selected as the Amazon location for a new sortation center in Colorado. 
  • Artisan Talent opened a new digital marketing, creative staffing, and recruiting office in Denver in April. Company officials cited Denver's diverse economy, highly educated workforce, and influx of high-tech firms as factors in the expansion. >> News Release
  • Trustpilot, the leading review community for online shoppers, announced its latest U.S. expansion plans in April. The Denver office will open on May 1 and will initially focus on driving customer sales within the region, while supporting a 20 percent increase to the company's U.S. workforce by the end of 2016. With the opening of the Denver office, the company will create at least 40 additional jobs this year in positions ranging from account executives to sales managers. >> News Release 
  • Flux Resources LLC, a Portland-based recruitment firm, opened a location in Boulder in April. Flux said it has a valued Denver-area client that inspired the Boulder decision, combined with one of the best talent pools and popular cities to live in. 
  • Comcast Corp.'s Internet software development arm, VIPER, moved into new offices in downtown Denver in April. The division plans to have more than 200 employees as well as 110 contract staff by the end of 2016. 
  • Poetic Systems, a Houston-based website development and design company, announced in March it is opening an office in Denver to boost business. The office will be Poetic's second; and is expected to open in April. Poetic makes mobile applications and websites for startups and established companies alike, Denver was chosen because of existing business connections. 
  • LogRhythm Inc., a fast-growing cybersecurity firm, announced in March it is adding more real estate in Boulder. The company is planning to move in May 1 with plans to add another 50 employees this year. LogRhythm has grown to more than 500 employees worldwide, with close to 375 in Boulder. >> News Release 
  • Viega LLC, a manufacturer of plumbing and HVAC equipment, announced in March it is moving its U.S. headquarters from Wichita to Denver, and bringing 190 jobs with it. The move will be complete by the end of 2017, with all 113 Wichita corporate employees to be offered new jobs in Denver.
  • Partners Group, a global, private markets Investment manager, announced in mid-March that it will build its new North American headquarters in the Metro Denver region. The first phase is expected to be completed in 2018. At full buildout, the purpose-built campus will accommodate several hundred employees. >> News Release 
  • KMLabs, Boulder-based laser manufacturer, announced plans to move to a larger location in June. Prepping for growth that is to be fueled in part by a recent investment from Intel, it has sold its building and will move to a 20,000-square-foot space. This will give the 30-person company room to add another 20 or 30 employees as it ramps up over the next two years.
  • Twitter Inc. announced plans in February to double its Boulder workforce, adding 100 employees, and moving this fall into a new home under construction at 1301 Walnut St. The Denver Post reported that Twitter will lease 30,000 square feet in the top two floors of the Wencel Building, currently under construction.
  • Virgin America announced in February that it will establish a new Customer Contact Center in Metro Denver. The global center will employ 100 people. Virgin America also established flight service between San Francisco and Denver beginning March 15. >> News Release 
  • The World Trade Center Denver, a trade association with a million dollar brand and global recognition, selected a site for the New World Trade Center Denver Global Campus in February. The new TOD (Transit Oriented Development) site will be located at 38th and Blake Street in the revitalized River North Art District (RiNo) neighborhood. The new global campus will likely break ground early next year and open in Q1 of 2019 with a phased approach. >> News Release 
  • TIAA, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields in the U.S., announced in February that it will grow its presence in Denver significantly. The expansion of its current location on the east end of the Financial District will also enable the company to better reach thousands of its customers in the Denver area. Renovations of TIAA's office are expected to begin in the summer and continue through 2018. At the end of the renovation, TIAA will occupy nearly 350,000 square feet. With this renovation, the company has plans to increase its Denver-based workforce, adding 700 positions in the next eight years. >> News Release 
  • Intermap Technologies Corp., a mapping technology company, received a $175 million contract in February. The company currently employs 55 people and has another 105 at offices in Jakarta, Indonesia; Calgary, Canada; and Prague, Czech Republic. The company expects to double its headquarters work force, triple staffing in Jakarta, and add about 10 percent to the staff in Canada and Europe.
  • DISH Network, headquartered in Colorado since its founding in 1980, announced in February plans to open a software development office in downtown Denver and expects to add up to 100 new technology jobs at the location. Renovations are underway to transform approximately 20,000 square feet of the historic Grand Central Building into an open work environment. Additionally, the space will include a private technology demonstration space to feature DISH's award-winning technology, products and services. >> News Release 
  • WeWork, a coworking space, announced in January it is expanding into Denver. The first location will open in March at Union Station. The second office in Lower Highlands will open in April. Combined, the two spaces will have capacity for up to 2,000 workers. 
  • World Wide Technology Inc., a St. Louis-based technology integration company, expanded to Denver in January. The company plans to hire 70 people this year and expand to as many as 250 employees. Its Denver office will be a regional sales, engineering, and development hub for the 3,000-employee company.
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems (SNC), based in Louisville, Colo., was awarded a multiyear NASA contract for its Dream Chaser spacecraft to provide cargo delivery and return services for the International Space Station. Dream Chaser will be manufactured in Louisville and will launch on an Atlas 5 rocket by Centennial, Colo.-headquartered United Launch Alliance. SNC expects to significantly expand its operations and team in Colorado to support the contract. >> News Release 
  • Remote-Learner, a leading provider of eLearning solutions, announced in January that it will relocate its corporate headquarters from Waynesboro, VA, to downtown Denver. 
  • Zvelo Inc., an online cybersecurity firm headquartered in Greenwood Village, received $2.75 million to fund its expansion. The company plans to hire engineers and sales people at its headquarters as well as its global offices in the Philippines and Spain. 
  • Zillow Group Inc. announced in January it will add 150 new jobs to its existing operations in Centennial, making Denver the company's second-biggest employment hub outside of Seattle. Zillow said it's looking to add to its existing 300 employees at the site, including business consultants and customer care consultants. >> News Release 
  • Reed Group Ltd., headquartered in Westminster, announced in January that it will triple its staff across three facilities globally (including Colorado) as a result of a recent company acquisition. 
  • Vestas, the Danish maker of wind turbines, announced in January it is hiring 100 manufacturing positions at its Brighton plant. The company has 3,100 jobs at its Brighton, Windsor, and Pueblo plants, with 350 hires in August alone.
  • General Assembly (GA), an international software coding and design school, opened a campus in Denver in January. GA execs noted Denver's demographics, growing economy, and tech scene as key reasons to expand in the region. 
  • Agrium Inc., a global leader in agricultural products and services, announced in January that it will consolidate 400 employees from several sites in Loveland into two buildings at a new, 30-acre project on the west side of I-25. The company plans to add 300 new employees once the buildings are completed.