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2021 Major Relocations and Expansions

(By date of announcement - most recent first)

  • Record-player maker Victrola relocated its headquarters from New York to Denver. The company now occupies space at Shift Workspaces in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood with three employees and plans to grow to 45 by the end of 2021, with two-thirds of those workers based in Denver.
  • Nextworld, the Colorado-based enterprise software company, plans to expand its Greenwood Village headquarters. The company will serve as a hub for more than 300 new jobs paying an average annual wage of $148,960 across operations, application development, software engineering, product management, and administration.
  • Denver-based Crusoe Energy Systems plans to hire up to 286 additional staff in Colorado in the next few years, paying an average annual salary of $122,795. The three-year-old startup uses energy from natural gas flares to mine Bitcoin and plans to expand its service to include more energy-intensive computing.
  • MotoRefi is looking for 20,000 square feet of office space in Denver that will serve as its HQ2. The company recently opened a smaller location out of a WeWork and tripled its headcount in 2020, ending 2020 with 150 employees. Nearly half of the company’s team is located in Denver where the company intends to make new hires.
  • Agtech startup AgriWebb launched in the U.S. with a new Denver headquarters. The Australian-based company raised $23 million in Series B funding to accelerate its global expansion. The company’s platform helps ranchers replace handwritten notebooks and optimize their operation with a digital solution.
  • Kleos Space S.A., a Luxembourg-headquartered aerospace company that uses satellites to collect and analyze intelligence data, plans to open an office in Denver in 2021. The company currently has four employees in Colorado and plans on expanding its team by about 20 in the near future and plans to expand to around 100 employees in the long term.

2020 Major Relocations and Expansions

(By date of announcement - most recent first)

  • HealthPeak Properties announced it will relocate its corporate headquarters from Irvine, California to Denver. The real estate investment trust will relocate 20 to 25 people to Colorado next year and stated it would create 166 jobs in Metro Denver. The company is one of the nation’s largest owners of health care properties and owns 20 properties in Metro Denver. It has an average annual wage of $425,213 across the company, about 6.5 times higher than the average wage in any county in Colorado. 
  • Japanese aerospace subsidiary company ispace, inc. will locate its new headquarters in Denver. The company currently has two employees in Denver and will use the new office to build a team to start competing for NASA contracts funding the development of lunar landers. It plans to hire new jobs in structural engineering, mechanical engineering, propulsion, avionics, and similar skills in Denver to start.
  • Fidelity Investments plans to hire 300 employees in Colorado over the next six months as part of a national push to add over 4,000 new client-facing roles to meet customer demand and growth. After the new hiring is complete, Fidelity will have about 1,300 employees in the state. 
  • Defense contractor Northrop Grumman plans to add hundreds of new jobs across Metro Denver and Colorado Springs. The company currently has 350 open positions and will increase that number as it works on new nuclear missile systems and satellite instruments. Northrop Grumman currently employs 90,000 worldwide and more than 2,200 across the Front Range.
  • Contentful, a content management systems company, announced it will open a new office in Denver and plans to hire between 50 and 100 employees in the next year. The company plans to hire for positions including sales, partnerships, customer success, professional services, and marketing. 
  • Palantir Technologies Inc. will relocate its headquarters from Palo Alto, CA to Denver. The company sells data analysis and tracking software to governments and employs about 2,500 people worldwide. 
  • Amazon Inc. plans to add 3,500 new tech and corporate jobs in six U.S. cities including Denver. The company expects to add 100 jobs and 20,000 square feet of additional office space in its downtown Denver Tech Hub, where about 700 of Amazon’s existing 10,500 Colorado employees work.
  • Portland-based DAT Solutions, a global logistics-technology company, will open a second headquarters in the Denver Tech Center. The company has about 500 employees globally and expects to hire more than 100 people in Denver over the next few years.
  • Wix.com, a global website creation company, will open a new office in Denver in the fall that will include over 200 full-time customer care employees. Wix employs about 3,200 people across 15 locations worldwide and plans to continue expanding its Denver workforce in sales and account management in the future.
  • Todyl, a New York tech startup that consolidates network and security tools, will relocate its headquarters to a private office within a coworking space in Denver. The company also expects to hire five more people over the next few months and another 10 to 15 by the end of 2021.
  • Smucker’s broke ground on a 240,000-square-foot addition to its Longmont facility in May and expects for the plant to be operational by fall 2022. The company expects the expansion will add 200 jobs to the plant’s current 250-person workforce.
  • Marqeta, a card issuing platform, will open its second headquarters in Denver and plans to hire about 100 employees within the next 12 months. Over the course of eight years, it expects to expand its workforce to over 500.
  • ACG Biologics, a global contract development and manufacturing organization, acquired the former AstraZeneca facility and plans to hire 280 employees in Boulder. The company also plans on investing $100 million in advanced manufacturing equipment. The company expects that average salaries will be about $96,000 for the newly created jobs.  
  • Sophia Genetics, an international health-tech company, will open a new research and development hub in Aurora, bringing 100 employees to the area by 2022. The company makes software for analyzing health data and has headquarters in Boston and Switzerland.
  • Pax8, a cloud distribution technology company, will expand its business in Colorado and create 1,800 new jobs. The company, based in Greenwood Village, employs 375 people currently in Colorado. Pax8 plans to add sales, partner support, engineering, and human resources positions over the next eight years.  The company was the No. 1 large company in Denver Business Journals “Fast 50”, a ranking of the fastest-growing privately held companies, growing from 50 employees in 2017 to more than 450 currently.
  • Vestas Wind Systems, a Danish company that manufactures wind turbine components at four plants in Colorado, set records in growth and orders in 2019. The company added hundreds of jobs at its Northern Colorado factories in 2019, exceeding 3,700 employees in Colorado. The company forecasts 8-10 percent growth annually through 2023.
  • Gusto plans to employ a total of 1,500 people in Denver by the end of 2020. The San Francisco-based payroll and benefits company currently employs 885 people in Denver. Gusto started with just seven employees in Denver in 2015.
  • OTA Insight, a London-based company that makes business intelligence tools for hotels, will open its first Denver office. The company is hiring for sales and marketing roles in the new office and plans to expand the workforce to include account management and client-facing roles in the future.
  • Gtmhub, a global software company, recently made Denver its North American headquarters after closing on a $9 million Series A round of funding. The company specializes in pulling data from analytics tools like Salesforce and Google Analytics to automate insights. There are currently 10 employees in Denver, with plans to hire another 30 over the next six months.

2019 Major Relocations and Expansions

(By date of announcement - most recent first)

  • Southwest Airlines has chosen Denver for the site of a major company expansion that could bring over 1,000 jobs to Denver International Airport (DEN) over the next eight years. Southwest currently is DEN’s second largest airline for number of flights and the largest airline for number of local passengers moved around the country.
  • Norwegian Air announced it will begin offering nonstop flights between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Rome beginning on March 31, 2020 for the summer months. The route is DEN’s first ever and only nonstop service flight offered to Italy. DEN officials said the new service will generate $48 million for Colorado’s economy and create 350 new jobs. Norwegian Air also plans on increasing its London flights by 30 percent and its Paris flights by 20 percent out of DEN for summer 2020.
  • VF Corp, the parent company for outdoor brands including The North Face, JanSport, Smartwool, Altra, and Eagle Creek, will move the headquarters of its sixth outdoor company, Icebreaker, to Denver next summer. VF moved its corporate headquarters to Denver last year, bringing its five brands with it. According to the CEO, 800 workers have already been relocated to Denver as a part of the broader move to Denver. The company expects that over 900 employees in total will fill the central office.
  • Snapdocs, a San Francisco-based real estate tech company, is expanding its workforce in Denver after opening its new office. The company could hire as many as 635 workers over the next eight years as they plan “aggressive” expansion. Snapdocs offers a digital platform for lenders, title companies, and borrowers to streamline the loan process in real estate transactions. The company expects to add jobs in the fields of engineering, customer success, sales, and operations in Denver.
  • Auror, a New Zealand-based security tech company, is locating its North American headquarters in Denver. The company has 37 employees in New Zealand and Australia and will start with two employees in Denver with plans to scale up to 160 over eight years. The company specializes in digitizing and sharing security data for retailers and law enforcement.
  • Partners Group, a Swiss money management firm, opened its U.S. headquarters in Broomfield Interlocken, building a 129,400-square-foot campus from scratch that will be able to hold up to 500 workers. The company employs 220 people in Colorado and hopes to increase its employment base to 450 workers in five years.
  • Sunrun Inc., a national leader in residential solar and storage services, opened its new larger downtown office space and expects to continue to grow its Denver workforce in the coming years. The company currently employs over 700 workers in Denver, a larger workforce than its California headquarter. The company employed 65 people in Colorado in 2015.
  • Ball Corp. proposed an expansion of its Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. operations in Broomfield. The proposal could add nearly 137,000 square feet of office and R&D space to the company’s existing 121,000-square-foot R&D operation at 10 Longs Peak Drive. The company is expecting to add 600 aerospace jobs in the next year, with the new jobs spread across all U.S. aerospace facilities, including those in Boulder, Broomfield, and Westminster.
  • Fantic USA, an Italian e-bike maker, is moving its North American headquarters from California to Denver. The company plans to hire around five workers this year with plans to continue to grow in the coming years. 
  • Robinhood, a Northern California fintech firm, is expanding to Denver and planning to add nearly 800 jobs as it sets up a base for its customer-experience team. The company allows people to invest in stocks, exchange-traded funds, and cryptocurrencies from its app to make trading more accessible. The new office will be its fourth-largest office location.
  • Snowflake, a Bay Area cloud-based data warehousing company, plans to add 200 new employees to their office in Denver by the end of 2020. 
  • Yasso Inc., the company that makes Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt bars, plans to move its headquarters from Massachusetts to Boulder. The company currently employs about 35 people and plans on doubling its workforce over the next two years, hiring in positions including sales, marketing, finance, and operations.
  • Ibotta, a consumer-tech platform, reached a valuation of $1 billion after a Series D financing round, making it one of the few private companies in Denver with an over $1 billion valuation. The company plans on hiring more engineers, sales, and business development members.
  • The Defense Department will locate its initial headquarters for the Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. The command center’s goal is to improve U.S. military space operations and accelerate technical developments. The Air Force has its own Space Command located at Peterson, along with the Northern Command center.
  • Boulder-based Blue Canyon Technologies, a small-satellite manufacturer, plans to add 50 employees by the end of the year and move its headquarters to a new 80,132-square-foot flex space in Lafayette. The company has grown from four to 170 employees in the past decade and plans to expand its production of materials to supply clients like NASA and various government military and defense organizations.
  • PointsBet, an Australian sports book operator company, is opening its largest North American office in Denver in light of Colorado’s new legislation proposal to permit sports betting in the state set to be voted on this coming November. The company plans on hiring between 150 and 200 people in the new office with an emphasis on new tech talent.
  • The Bureau of Land Management plans to relocate its headquarters to Grand Junction, bringing 27 jobs to the area. In addition, the BLM will relocate 58 jobs from Washington to the Federal Center in Lakewood. The relocation is expected during the fall of this year.
  • Fidelity Investments exceeded hiring goals in 2018, adding more than 100 employees in Denver with expectations to add more than 200 new employees this year.
  • Cerapedics Inc., an ortho-biologics firm, is expanding its Westminster headquarters on Dover Street to accommodate a growing workforce. The company has grown from 16 to 44 employees in Colorado in the past 18 months and plans on increasing its facility from 14,000 to 24,000 square feet.
  • ViewRay Inc., a Cleveland-based medical technology company that provides MRI-guided radiation therapies, is planning to add 274 high-paying jobs in Metro Denver over the next eight years. The company had 12 workers in the Denver area as of April and plans to hire jobs such as radiation oncology researchers and software engineers.
  • Amazon plans to add over 2,000 new warehouse positions across their warehouse network in Metro Denver. This comes after news in April of Amazon expanding its Denver technology hub by creating 400 new high-tech jobs.
  • Red Eye Apps, an Australian software firm that provides a cloud-based platform for storing engineering and architectural drawings, opened its North American headquarters in Golden on June 6. Red Eye plans on growing to 10 employees in Golden by the end of the year and expects to double every year after that
  • Bank of America plans to create 12 additional bank branches in Denver by 2021, with an expectation of adding 80 new jobs. The company currently has 70 open positions in Denver, 30 of which are technology focused.
  • Agilent Technologies Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturer, has opened a new facility in Frederick. The $185-million facility, totaling 135,000 square feet, will become the second manufacturing site for Agilent in addition to their Boulder facility. 
  • KPMG, one of the Big Four professional services networks in the world, has expanded employment at its Denver Ignition Center from about 80 people in 2015 to 175 people today. The company expects the office to expand by another 90 people over the next year. 
  • Zoom Video Communications, which makes video and audio conferencing software for businesses, is expanding its Denver Tech Center office. The company, which currently employs about 300 people, expects to double its headcount within two years.
  • Illingworth Research Group, a U.K.-based medical research company, is opening its U.S. headquarters in Denver. The company has a five-year plan to bring on 30 to 35 employees.
  • Vestas-America Wind Technology is adding 300 jobs at its Colorado factories, including about 200 jobs at its Brighton facilities. Increased demand for wind energy sources has led the company to add employees in order to increase production for long-term demand forecasts.
  • Checkr, a fast-growing Bay Area background check company, is opening a second headquarters in Denver this July. The company plans to add 1,500 workers within the next ten years. The average annual wage for Checkr employees will be $138,050, more than double the median wage for Denver. The company chose Denver because it wanted to be closer to its growing base of customers in the Midwest and East Coast.
  • ScaleFactor, an Austin-based company, is opening its second national office in Denver, with plans to grow from 12 employees today to 100 employees within a year.
  • Amazon is expanding its "Denver Tech Hub," creating 400 new high-tech jobs and opening a new 98,000-square-foot office in downtown Denver.  Amazon has more than 3,500 full-time jobs in Colorado, including its customer fulfillment and retail facilities.
  • AveXis, a Swiss biologics company, is purchasing an advanced biologics therapy manufacturing campus in Longmont. The new facility will enable AveXis to expand its production capacity, as the plant includes space for biologic drug manufacturing, offices, laboratories, warehousing, and utilities.
  • Adams County’s Colorado Air and Space Port will be a launch site for Japanese-based aerospace company, PD Aerospace, who plans to send commercial travelers into space one day. Motivation for the decision included the license the spaceport obtained from the Federal Aviation Administration for horizontal space take off in August.
  • Astroscale, a Japanese company that is designing a satellite to track, capture, and destroy space debris, will locate its U.S. base of operations in Metro Denver. The company plans to bring 54 jobs at an average wage of $108,833 to the area.
  • General contractor and engineering company Kiewit Corporation plans to build a new regional headquarters in Lone Tree. The facility is expected to eventually house up to 1,100 employees, including about 200 new hires in the next year.
  • Guild Education, a Denver tech startup that works with Fortune 1000 companies to help their employees in fast food, retail, and entry-level manufacturing industries earn high school and college diplomas, and skilled trades certificates, tripled in size last year to 240 employees and plans to add another 240 employees in 2019, primarily in tech and engineering positions.
  • Strava has signed a lease for nearly 20,000 square feet that will ultimately accommodate 150 employees. Strava has been building its 30-person team since announcing its plans to grow a Denver hub in January 2018 and expects to have about 57 employees by the end of 2019.
  • Ball Aerospace, Ball Corporation's Boulder-based division, is expanding its headcount 35 percent, bringing it to about 3,700 employees. The company is adding at least 600 additional people this year.
  • Gusto, a San Francisco-based payroll startup, has leased an additional 60,000 square feet in Denver. Between its locations at the Tabor Center and at 1515 Arapahoe Street, the company will have 100,000 square feet in the city. Currently, Gusto employs 500 people in Denver and plans to employ more than 1,000 people in the next few years.
  • Lockheed Martin Space is relocating a portion of its production for the Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile program to its headquarters in unincorporated Jefferson County, adding up to 550 new jobs. The company is actively pursuing local talent to staff a number of these key roles.
  • Iterable, a San Francisco-based marketing technology company, has opened a new office in Denver as part of its expansion into new markets across the country. The company has hired 10 people for its Denver office and plans to add another 30 in 2019.
  • Karcher North America, a U.S. subsidiary of German parent company Karcher, is moving its North American headquarters and manufacturing hub to Aurora. The 23-acre site for the new 380-square-foot facility will house about 350 jobs in the city of Aurora. 

2018 Major Relocations and Expansions

(By date of announcement - most recent first)

  • Facebook opened its first Denver office in November. The office spans 23,663 square feet across a single floor in the LoDo district of Downtown Denver. The office has space for more than 100 employees.
  • Alto Pharmacy, a San Francisco-based digital pharmacy, has chosen Denver for its second headquarters. The startup opened its 21,000-square-foot office in the Golden Triangle in November, moving from the Denver Tech Center. The company plans to add 8,000 square feet next year. Currently, Alto has 50 employees and plans to add an additional 20 as soon as possible.
  • Freedom Forever, a California-based residential solar energy installer, expects to start installing solar systems in Colorado very soon. The long-term political climate in Colorado, along with about 4 million people centralized in one area, were main elements that attracted the company. The company is building a 20,000-square-foot office in Centennial. It has hired dozens for its Colorado operations and expects to add another 100 workers in 2019.
  • Spire Global Inc., a San Francisco-based satellite data company, announced in September it is expanding its Boulder office in order to develop its enterprise products and to support its expansive partnerships. About 35 people currently work for the company in Boulder, and the new building will hold more than 100 employees.
  • BP relocated its headquarters to Denver in September, adding 100 employees who are relocating from Houston and acquiring a new 160,000-square-foot office space. A hundred other employees will be hired locally. BP chose Denver because of its progressive community and high-tech workforce. The company noted the significant number of large independent oil companies in the Denver area.
  • Slack Technology signed a lease for office space in the LoDo district of Downtown Denver in September. The new office will employ hundreds of workers, including product engineering and infrastructure, as well as sales, technical operations, and customer support.
  • Boulder tech firm JumpCloud secured $10 million in September to expand its headcount by 50 employees and has hired on three new executives. About 40 of these new jobs will be engineering positions and the other 10 are scattered throughout different areas of the company.
  • Los Angeles-based Ordermark  announced in September it is opening a 1,500-square-foot office at 5500 Greenwood Plaza Blvd. in Greenwood Village. The startup employs 45 people and plans to increase the Denver headcount in the future.
  • LocalWise, an HR tech startup in California’s Bay Area, moved its sales and marketing employees to Denver this summer, and announced plans in September to expand next year. The company currently has six employees working at Taxi, the Zeppelin development in RiNo. LocalWise plans to hire between 20 and 30 people in the next 12 months.
  • Carbon Black Inc., an endpoint cybersecurity firm, opened an office in Boulder in September. The focus of this location will be developing new products for detecting, responding to, and predicting cyberattacks. The company has about 85 employees in the area already with plans to grow to 150 by the end of 2019.
  • OverWatchID, a Denver cybersecurity firm, closed on a $2.5 million funding round in September to grow its headcount and invest in R&D. Currently the company employs 50 people with plans to add 10 additional workers. OverWatchID has Series A funding slated for the first quarter of 2019, which will allow the company to add an additional 40 employees in Colorado and develop new technology.
  • Online learning company Udemy  announced plans in September to add 200 positions over the next three years to its new Denver location after starting with eight positions earlier this year. The new positions include sales, marketing, and customer support. Today, the company employs about 500 people across five offices. Udemy launched in 2010 and raised about $173 million in venture capital since that time.
  • VF Corporation, a Fortune 250 business, 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.
  • Well Data Labs, an oil and gas technology firm, announced in August it is quadrupling its office space at 1675 Larimer Street, a year after moving in. The company, which is hiring petroleum engineers, account managers, and product developers, expects to have a headcount of 30 by year-end and 60 by the end of 2019.
  • Pie Insurance announced in August it has secured $11 million in Series A funding and will be expanding its Denver office.
  • Envios de Valores La Nacional Corporation, a New York-based money transmitter company, announced in August it will be moving its headquarters to Littleton. The company was one of three firms to receive unanimous approval from the Colorado State Banking Board to offer money transfer or payment services in the state.
  • FirstBank announced in August it will continue to expand its headcount this year across all divisions of the bank, with plans to add between 100 and 150 employees company-wide. The bank employs approximately 2,700 people and has been expanding at a steady rate. FirstBank is the largest Denver area bank holding company, and net consumer transactions were up 23 percent compared to the same time last year.
  • Paladina Health, the Denver-based network of clinics that works outside of the health-insurance sphere, announced in August it has raised $165 million in its first round of funding after DaVita Inc. sold off the company three months ago. Paladina employs about 200 people today, with 100 more expected to join over the next six months.
  • Gusto, a company that offers cloud-based payroll and HR resources for small businesses, announced in August it is planning to hire as many as 100 employees in Denver by the end of the year. Currently, the company employs more than 500 people in Denver, with the potential of hiring up to 1,750 in the coming years.
  • Backbone PLM, a cloud-based collaborative platform that enables brands to streamline the product development process, raised $8 million in Series A funding in August. The company currently employs 25 and plans to double its employees over the next year and a half.
  • Tata Consultancy Services, based in India, announced in August it is expanding its presence in Denver and bringing 120 new jobs to its business consultancy operation. The company’s longstanding relationship with Colorado and Denver’s booming tech scene was a driving factor in the decision to expand in Denver.
  • Germany-based eGym GmbH, a developer and seller of electronic fitness equipment integrated with mobile apps, announced in August it has moved its U.S. headquarters from New York to Boulder. The company will be hiring people locally and moving employees from San Francisco. eGym Inc. leased space in the Colorado Building at 1919 14th Street, as it begins to ramp up operations in Boulder, growing from 12 employees to 285 within eight years.
  • Xero, the cloud accounting software maker, officially moved from its offices in the Denver Tech Center into a new 30,000-square-foot space on the top floor of the Circa Building in August. The company employs about 140 people in its Denver office and expects to increase to 300 by 2020. Xero’s new headquarters features amenities such as a ping-pong table, putting green, and espresso machine.
  • Evolve Vacation Rental Network announced in August it recently raised $80 million in funding with plans to add at least 50 new employees. More than 300 people currently work in Evolve’s offices at 717 17th Street, where the startup recently leased an additional floor.
  • Zcash, a cryptocurrency company in Boulder, announced in August it is ramping up operations in Denver. The startup now has 27 employees around the world, and the dozen employees in Colorado chose Denver when deciding where to base the engineering team.
  • Denver-based Thrive Workplace, which has coworking locations in Cherry Creek and the Ballpark neighborhood, announced in August it has chosen Arvada for its third location.
  • PopSockets LLC, a designer and manufacturer of mobile-phone accessories, announced in August it has leased 46,000 square feet of space in Flatirons Park in Boulder. The move is the largest office lease transaction in the Boulder market year-to-date, and one of the largest signed in the last 18 months. PopSockets is looking to grow globally and expand its product line, and anticipates adding an additional 50 employees over the next year.
  • KPMG LLP, one of the largest professional services networks in the world, announced in August it is expanding its Metro Denver head count. Over the past five years, the company has increased its headcount from 350 to 800 professionals, and the company expects to hire another 200 people during fiscal year 2019.
  • 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.