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2017 Major Relocations and Expansions

(By date of announcement - most recent first)

  • 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.
  • 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 smar 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. 

2015 Major Relocations and Expansions

(By date of announcement - most recent first)

  • Microgrid Energy, a developer and installer of solar projects based in St. Louis, expanded with a new office in Denver in December. The Microgrid team has plans to expand staffing and resources to handle the demand of incoming projects and site visits.
  • Sunrun Inc., the second-biggest installer of residential solar power panels in Colorado, announced in December it is creating a national corporate office in downtown Denver. The San Francisco-based company will add up to 800 jobs.

  • Avitas Group, a provider of payroll, benefits, and other business services, announced on Dec. 8 that it will establish its a new corporate headquarters in Aurora, with plans to hire up to 500 staff. 
  • Apptio Inc., a Seattle-based IT software company, announced in December that it will place an engineering center in Denver. The new office will help Apptio recruit engineering talent to develop its IT planning products. 
  • HomeAdvisor, headquartered in Golden, Colo., announced in December the debut of its Sales Training Executive Program in downtown Denver and Indianapolis. The growing tech company will add more than 100 positions at the two new locations. 
  • Augur Technologies, a Boulder-based startup that has developed a device-recognition platform used by web-security and ad technology companies, has received $912,000 in seed round funding and plans to double its employee base by the middle of 2016. 
  • United Wind, headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, announced in early November its plans to open a satellite office in Denver.
  • VictorOps Inc., a software developer headquartered in Boulder, announced in November it has raised a $10.6 million Series B funding round, a boost that is expected to help the company double to 90 employees over the next 18 months. Company officials said the proceeds from the Series B would be used to add support for its customer base and expand on several new features released over the past year.
  • The Trade Desk, a Ventura-Calif-headquartered technology firm, is expanding its Boulder operations and announced in October plans to lease 13,000 square feet of a new development in downtown Boulder. The firm says it will add almost 30 new employees, mostly software engineers. 
  • Alteryx, an Irvine, Calif.-based data analytics company, received $85 million in venture capital funding that will help drive expansion of its project management and technology-development hub in Broomfield, where the company is expected to add 100 employees. 
  • Fidelity Investments joined Gov. Hickenlooper on Oct. 26 to announce that it will expand its Regional Center in Greenwood Village, hiring an additional 300 associates. The expansion will further increase Fidelity's presence in the state and create hundreds of new jobs over the next few years. 
  • Boulder Scientific, a developer of specialty chemicals for the defense, electronics, and pharmaceuticals industries, announced in October that it will expand in Longmont by adding a 4,000-square-foot research and development laboratory at its existing office there. 
  • Prescient Co. Inc., a company offering fully integrated design, engineering, and construction solutions, announced in October that it is expanding in Arvada, leasing 123,896 square feet of industrial space and eventually adding up to 200-250 jobs. 
  • ALIO Industries, a manufacturer of nano-precision robotics, announced in October it has moved into its new world headquarters in Arvada. A green facility, the 17,000 square-foot building with geo-thermal heating and air conditioning also offers solar power and four electric car charging stations.
  • Morphis, a legacy-to-cloud software firm based in Portugal, announced in October it is opening its North American headquarters in Boulder. The privately held company already has offices in the U.K., Spain and Brazil. The Boulder office will be complete in 2016.
  • Avior Control Technologies, a full service custom motor and motion control house servicing space, aerospace, down-hole and high reliability industries, announced in October it is expanding. The company said that increased growth, a need for more machining capabilities, and expanded product line offerings prompted them to find a larger space. The new, modern climate-controlled facility includes a 2,000-square-foot Class 10,000 Clean Room, pre-wired three-phase voltages, and filtered pressurized air throughout the production areas. 
  • DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a leading independent medical group in America and leading provider of kidney care services, announced in October it is expanding its world headquarters in downtown Denver and will build a new space at 2001 16th St. The new building will be up to 410,000 square feet, with DaVita leasing 265,000 square feet of space. This will allow for 1,200 additional DaVita HealthCare Partners teammates.
  • Warren Resources, an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of domestic onshore crude oil and gas reserves, announced on October 1 that it will move its corporate headquarters from New York City to Denver.
  • 34 Degrees, a manufacturer of specialty crackers, announced it will relocate and expand its headquarters to Denver's River North neighborhood. 
  • Ibotta, a technology company building tools to empower consumers and simplify their daily lives, announced at Denver Startup Week in September, that it will triple its presence in Denver by expanding to a 40,000 square-foot office in downtown and hiring 200 to 300 people in the future. The company also recently raised $40 million in series C funding. 
  • ZenPayroll, a full service online payroll solution provider, announced in September it is changing its name to Gusto, and jumping into the competitive business of online health and worker’s compensation benefits. Its Denver office has 25 staffers now but is expected to reach as many as 1,750 in about a year. Initially, the Denver location will be the main hub for Gusto customer service, with room for nearly 500 employees; growing to have every type of business function — sales, customer support, product development, and software engineering.
  • AstraZeneca announced in September the purchase of a high-tech biologics bulk manufacturing facility from Amgen Inc. The Boulder facility will increase manufacturing and production capacity to support the company’s extensive portfolio of biologics medicines. 
  • Nuventra Pharma Sciences, a North Carolina-based pharmaceutical consulting firm, said in September that it will open a new office in Broomfield as it continues to expand in growing industry markets throughout the world. 
  • Agibotix, a company that provides data analytics and makes drones for precision agriculture, announced plans in August to relocate to a larger facility in Boulder to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. The company will relocate to a 3,500-square-foot facility and has doubled the size of its workforce to 20 employees over the last two and a half months.
  • Easter Seals Colorado, a Jefferson County nonprofit that provides services to people with mental disabilities, seniors, and children, announced plans in August to double the size of its Lakewood facility. The company plans to add 10,000 square feet of space to the 7,500 square feet that it currently occupies. The company plans to hire between 50 and 100 additional employees to staff the new facility.
  • WeWork Companies Inc. announced plans in August to lease 72,000 square feet of space in the Triangle office building currently under construction near Union Station. The New York City-based company hopes to disrupt the traditional office market real estate as a leader in the fast-growing “shared workspace” concept that serves entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, and small businesses.
  • TapInfluence Inc., shared plans in September to double its 43-person company in the next 12 months. The Boulder-based tech firm provides an SaaS platform that helps marketers automate the process of finding key online influencers. 
  • Micron Technology, a memory-chip manufacturer, announced growth plans in September. The company will expand its 58,500-square-foot facility in Longmont by a third to accommodate growth and says it will add employees as a result.
  • PipelineRx, a San Francisco-based leading medication management services and telepharmacy technology company, announced in August it is expanding into Denver. The expansion will allow PipelineRx to continue offering hospitals and health systems industry-leading telepharmacy solutions.
  • Xerox Corp. announced plans in August to grow its Colorado workforce by 12.5 percent, adding 300 customer-care-center jobs in Highlands Ranch. Xerox currently employs 2,400 people in the state.
  • Teletech Holdings Inc., an Englewood-based call center, announced in August it wants to fill 600 new jobs at its call center in Greeley, which would bring its employee count at the center to 1,300. TeleTech is looking for customer service, sales representatives and licensed property and casualty insurance agents.
  • Synergy Resources Corp., a Platteville-based oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, announced in August the opening of a corporate office in Denver. 
  • PlanetiQ opened its new science and engineering facility in Boulder, in August. The site includes a laboratory clean room where the company will develop and manufacture its 12 Pyxis-RO™ flight instruments for the world's first commercial satellite constellation exclusively focused on weather, climate, and space weather. PlanetiQ estimates it will hire as many as 24 people at the site in upcoming months.
  • Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, announced in August it has been selected by the world's largest renewable energy developer, SunEdison, to construct the 156 megawatt (MWdc) Comanche Solar project located seven miles southeast of Pueblo, Colo. RES will install the plant's balance of systems. This project marks the largest Colorado solar farm and will create 400 construction jobs.
  • Verboten Brewing, a Loveland-based brewery, announced plans in August to move from 1550 Taurus Court to new downtown location at to accommodate growth. The owners are aiming for an October opening in the new location, where the brewery will have nearly 4,400 square feet of space.
  • A Canadian manufacturer leased the 59,137-square-foot building at 1960 Cherry St. in Louisville’s Colorado Technology Center in August, with building owner Etkin Johnson Group planning more development in the tech park. Packers Plus Energy Services Inc., will begin occupying the building Jan. 1. The company makes completion systems for oil and gas wells.
  • Meyer Natural Angus LLC, a producer of natural-beef products, announced in August it has acquired land in Loveland where it plans to construct a building for its corporate headquarters. The company works with ranchers in Colorado, Kansas, Montana and Missouri.
  • Trammell Crow Company (TCC) announced in August the purchase of approximately 4.8 acres in its new Crossroads Commerce Park (Crossroads), and the groundbreaking of a build-to-suit for Empire Staple Company, one of the nation's oldest and largest specialty distributors of tool, manufacturing and packaging supplies. Empire Staple Company will relocate their headquarters to Crossroads, and TCC is building 61,870 square feet, with an anticipated completion in the first quarter of 2016. 
  • SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, announced plans in August to relocate its corporate headquarters in the fall of 2016. SolidFire plans to lease 62,000 square feet to sustain its rapid growth and eventually accommodate over 400 Colorado-based employees. 
  • Agribotix, which provides data analytics and makes drones for precision agriculture, announced in August it is moving its headquarters to a larger Boulder location to accommodate rapid growth. The company is in the process of moving into a roughly 3,500-square-foot space; and has doubled in size to 20 employees over the past two and a half months as demand for its technology has taken flight. 
  • Alliance Data’s card service business – which provides credit and marketing services for major store brands – announced in August it is expanding its service center in Westminster. The company will add as many as 450 customer care representatives to the 630 employees already working in its Westminster facility. The Texas-based company is expanding its Colorado facility by 52,500-square-feet, which is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2016.
  • Cargill completed its new seed innovation center in Ft. Collins in August. The 45,700-square-foot facility is built to high standards of energy efficiency. The building features new office, laboratory, and warehouse space to promote collaboration and innovation for its 48 employees so they can bring unique products to farmers and food customers. 
  • Google broke ground on its new Boulder Campus in August, a 4.3-acre site that will consist of three, roughly 100,000 square-feet buildings. Construction has begun on Phase 1 of this campus, which includes the first two buildings, and is expected to open in early 2017. This campus will build on Google’s current 300-person presence in Boulder and allow the tech company to grow organically and hire for more positions as they become necessary. Phase 1 of the campus will have space for 1,000 people, and Phase 2 will add space for 500 additional employees.
  • Vestas Wind Systems announced in August it is hiring at least 350 new workers for its plants in Brighton and Windsor. The company plans to hire between 200 and 300 people for its Windsor plant and 150 for its Brighton plant. Vestas currently employs nearly 3,000 people in the state and has four factories.
  • Terralux Inc., a Longmont-based LED-lighting manufacturer, announced plans in July to increase its space by roughly 50 percent at its existing location. The company will expand from 15,200 square feet to 22,733 square feet. The added space will be used for laboratories, production and office space to accommodate anticipated growth. The company currently has 43 employees.
  • Alteryx Inc., a California-based software-as-a-service company, announced in July it has moved its rapidly growing Boulder office to Broomfield, with plans of making roughly 100 new hires by the end of 2016. The new Broomfield space is 20,000 square feet, with room for expansion.
  • Businessolver, a Des Moines, Iowa-based benefits administration technology company, announced in July plans to hire 100 people in Denver this year, more than doubling the size of its existing presence.
  • Fresca Foods Inc., a Louisville-based natural food brand accelerator, renewed a long-term lease on a 49,570-square-foot building in the Colorado Technology Center in July. The company will convert from a warehouse into a food-grade manufacturing facility.
  • PENSCO, a leading alternative asset custodian for self-directed IRA investors since 1989, announced in July that it recently moved its non-depository trust company charter to Denver. With 130 employees in Denver, including the company’s growing technology team, Colorado represents the company’s largest employee base.
  • The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) announced in July it has approved a $300,000 small business loan to NextHealth Technologies, a local early-stage company in the fast-growing field of heath care predictive analytics and behavioral economics. The financing will help fund the firm’s expansion in Denver. The firm has leased office space at 1675 Larimer St. and plans to quickly grow from 15 to 60 technical development jobs within three years. 
  • Ampt LLC, a leader in power conversion technology for solar power plant optimization, announced in July $20 million in Series C funding and $5 million in working capital to support continued growth. The funding will be used to expand production and accelerate global sales and partnership activities, as well as to support ongoing product innovation.
  • FlightSafety International, a New-Jersey based flight training and simulator manufacturer, announced in July it will construct a 108,000-square-foot facility on eight acres at the Denver International Business Center, complete with eight flight simulators. The space will have the capacity to expand to hold 16 simulators. The company has an existing facility in Centennial that will remain. 
  • Envysion Inc., a Louisville-based software firm, announced plans in July to move operations to a larger facility in Superior and will hire 30 people in sales and technical roles in the next three months. Envysion acquired Canada-based LightHaus Logic Inc. in May, and is expanding its video-analytics capabilities. The company will move in August, doubling its office space. 
  • ISONAS Inc., a designer and manufacturer of security-control systems, moved its corporate headquarters and assembly plant to a larger 5,000-square-foot space within Boulder in July. The company is growing and has 28 employees. It has added 10 jobs in the past eight months, and it expects to add four more before the end of the year.
  • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. announced in July that it is leasing 32,000 square feet and will take up three floors. The expansion will allow the financial security firm to recruit 40 more people.
  • Seeley International acquired Coolerado Corporation, a Denver-based manufacturer of innovative, award-winning, air conditioning systems for commercial, industrial, government, and military use. With the July acquisition, Seeley International intends to considerably increase its North American operations with a multi-million dollar capital injection designed to increase product availability and customer service. 
  • Kaiser Permanente announced in July it has chosen a new facility in Englewood for its National Claims Administration team. The building will be home to nearly 250 employees, adding up to 75 new positions over the next 12 months. By 2017, the organization anticipates close to 400 claims department professionals will work in the new building. 
  • DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., one of the largest and most innovative health care communities, announced in July the company has expanded its office space to include two more floors of the Gates Building, located at 1551 Wewatta Street in Lower Downtown Denver.
  • United Airlines announced in June it will consolidate its two flight-training facilities at its existing Denver location, adding more than 250 jobs to the local economy. Officials from Denver and from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade will pay the Chicago-based airline more than $13 million in economic-development incentives over the next eight years if it hits certain benchmarks for the number of jobs created and the capital investment it makes in the facility.
  • Topgolf International Inc., which operates a chain of golf-themed entertainment complexes, announced in June it will open its first Colorado location in August. The 65,000-square-foot facility will open in Centennial and is filling 450 positions at the site. 
  • MDS Securities, LLC, the dealer-manager for retail investment offerings sponsored by Pittsburgh-based MDS Energy Development, LLC, announced in June the opening of its new headquarters in Cherry Creek. 
  • Kirkpatrick Bank, a privately held, Oklahoma-based bank that specializes in real estate lending, announced in June it is opening a Denver office by the end of July.
  • Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. opened a national radio frequency communications research and development lab focused on satellites in May, and is still expanding. So far, 142 engineers and technicians have transferred to the RF Payload Center of Excellence.
  • Spyderco, a knife manufacturer, opened a 17,500-square-foot manufacturing facility in May. The expansion in Golden will create 19 new jobs over the next five years.
  • MillerCoors and Ball Corp. announced a partnership in May with the ribbon cutting of the new Rocky Mountain container-end plant. It is one of the largest aluminum-can-manufacturing facilities in the world and will supply approximately 4.5 billion aluminum beverage cans and ends used by Coors annually, while contributing zero waste to landfill.
  • BC Service, a Longmont-based accounts receivable management company, announced plans in May to expand to a new facility in Longmont. The company plans to build a new 40,000-square-foot building on 13 acres in the Clover Business Park. The company plans to expand their employment base over the next two years. 
  • Shift Workspaces, a collaborative office space provider, announced plans in May to invest $30 million to expand its campus in Alamo Placita and open two new locations. The addition of 71,300 square feet will be in the Golden Triangle and the old Cathedral High School in Uptown. By early 2016, Shift’s footprint will grow by more than 4 ½ times its current size. 
  • Comcast Corp. announced in May it has leased 300,000 square feet of office space that used to house Charles Schwab Corp., consolidating some office locations in Denver's southern suburbs while making room to add 300 or more local jobs. The company plans to move into the buildings on East Panorama Circle in Centennial starting early 2016.
  • Kapost, a Boulder-based company that helps companies manage and promote online content, received $10.25 million in investment dollars to help the company’s growth in April. The company currently employs 80 people and plans to have a workforce of 100 employees by the end of the year. 
  • SnapLogic, a California-based cloud-software company, opened a new office in Boulder in April. The company plans to hire about eight inside-sales representatives and fill technical positions in the research and development area. 
  • Recurly Inc., a San Francisco-based company, announced plans in April to open an office in Boulder. The technology company helps subscriber-based businesses manage billing and payments. The new location will have 30 employees. The company attributed the new location to the area’s local talent and complementary tech-centric environment. 
  • Special Aerospace Services LLC acquired C&C Manufacturing in April. Special Aerospace Services said it plans to double C&C’s current staff within the next 12 months. All current employees of both companies will retain their positions. 
  • Magswitch Technology Inc. announced plans in April to relocate its headquarters from Westminster to Lafayette and relocate the operations of a Fort Collins warehouse to the new facility. The company plans to expand every department but no specific employment numbers were reported. The company purchased a 22,000-square-foot building at 1355 Horizon Avenue for $2.15 million in December. 
  • a2, a New Zealand-based milk company, opened its U.S. headquarters in Boulder in April. The company has a national expansion in mind and currently employs about eight people at the Boulder location.
  • Shamrock Foods Co. announced plans in April to expand the company by opening a store at 460 S. Lipan St. The 30,000-square-foot store has over 7,000 items in stock and will employ 20 workers. 
  • FMC Technologies, a global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry, opened a new sales and service facility on a 20-acre site in Brighton in April. The expansion will initially include 66 employees, with plans to add 50 new jobs over the next five years.
  • FiveStars, the fastest growing company in customer loyalty and marketing automation for small and medium businesses, announced in April it has secured 10,000 square-feet of office space in Denver with plans to hire more than 100 full-time employees by the end of 2015.
  • KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm, opened the first of several planned high-tech work environments in April. KPMG will bring 125 new jobs to Denver in highly-sought-after fields including data science, enterprise architecture, application programming, solution development, and IT integration. 
  • Accuvant and FishNet Security, which recently merged to create the nation’s premier cyber security solutions provider, announced plans in April to place the corporate headquarters of its new, combined corporate name and brand, Optiv Security, in Denver.
  • Kärcher North America, Inc., a cleaning technology provider, announced in April it is relocating its headquarters to Denver. The 90,000 square foot LEED Silver certified building will support Kärcher North America’s growth strategy. The office also includes a designated Innovation Space and Customer Experience Center.
  • SCL Health, a nonprofit healthcare organization, announced plans in March to open a Northglenn facility in late 2016. Construction of the 60,000-square-foot community-based hospital and medical office facility will begin in the summer; and will bring more than 100 permanent jobs to the community. 
  • FullContact, a Denver-based tech company, announced in March it has raised $10 million in venture capital in an investment round led by Boulder’s Foundry Group and Chicago’s Baird Capital. FullContact came out of Boulder’s TechStars startup accelerator, moved to Denver, and has grown to 52 employees. 
  • EN Engineering, a Chicago-based firm, announced in March it will more than double its office space in Douglas County, leasing 10,436 square feet. EN Engineering works in the pipeline, utilities and industrial industries and is expected to move into its new space in March.
  • Vestas, a wind energy equipment manufacturer, announced in March plans to hire 400 people at its Windsor plant. The company is expanding production and adding lines, as well as considering expanding its production plant. 
  • Crall Products Co., a Texas-based manufacturing company, announced in March plans to build two 46,000-square-foot buildings in Windsor. One building will manufacture steel for use in storage tanks and other oil and gas production gear. The other will be where fiberglass is made for use in portable water, salt water, and chemical tanks. The buildings are still in the planning stages but are expected to open in 2016, and will bring 150 employees to Colorado. 
  • Charter Communications Inc., a cable and Internet service provider, announced in February that its research and development facility in Douglas County is complete. The new building includes about 50,000 square feet of office space and 25,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space; and will create 55 jobs with an average salary of $92,727. 
  • Transamerica Corp. announced in February that it will relocate and expand its Denver presence from the Denver Tech Center to downtown Denver, leasing 121,000 square feet in the 1801 California St. tower. The expansion by the San Francisco-based insurance and financial giant, expected in the fourth quarter, will double the size of Transamerica's Denver office and bring the company's local presence to 650 employees.
  • WorldRemit, a global leader in smartphone and web-based money transfers, announced in February that it has raised $100 million in a Series B funding round led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), with participation from existing investor Accel Partners. WorldRemit’s U.S. base in Denver has plans to recruit more than 200 staff.
  • Life Time Fitness announced in February it is moving its athletic division headquarters to Colorado to take advantage of Colorado’s existing supply of technology workers. About 55 people will be employed at the Louisville’s Colorado Technology Center, with expansion expected in the near future.
  • Dizzion, a cloud-delivered desktop provider, announced in January a $3.9 million Series A funding round. The company has realized double-digit revenue growth every year since it began, and with this new investment, it plans to more-than-double its team, allowing it to serve more customers across the globe.