Economic Development News
Tuesday, August 14 2018
Denver, CO — VF Corporation, one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies and owner of outdoor brands including The North Face®, JanSport® and Smartwool®, is moving its global headquarters to Denver.
“We are thrilled to welcome a new partner that embodies the values that define Colorado,” said Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. “VF’s move underscores the critical driver that the outdoor recreation industry plays in our economy where business meets lifestyle.”
VF Corporation becomes the latest Fortune 250 to call Colorado home.
Thursday, October 12 2017
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $30 million to support 35 projects in 15 states under the 2017 Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC 2017) initiative. The funding will assist locally-driven efforts to communities and regions severely impacted by the declining use of coal through activities and programs that support economic diversification, job creation, capital investment, workforce development and re-employment opportunities.
Tuesday, September 26 2017
Local companies are growing fast, raising money, creating jobs
Friday, April 22 2016
Xcel Energy has recognized Enabled Energy, Inc. as a top Energy Efficiency Partner for 2016
Denver, CO -- Xcel Energy has named Enabled Energy, Inc. its 2016 Trade Partner of the Year for Data Center Programs. The award was presented at Xcel Energy's annual Energy Efficiency Partner event to recognize top-performing commercial trade partners based on energy savings projects completed.
Enabled Energy led its field by qualifying the highest number of companies for rebates, representing extensive energy cost savings for its clients. Xcel Energy reviews commercial projects by total rebate dollars paid, kWh and Decatherm savings by program. Enabled Energy principals Joe Staib and Jon deRidder accepted the award on behalf of the company.
Monday, April 04 2016
Wind industry set to release annual report at Denver press conference
Denver, CO -- Members of the press are invited to attend an exclusive live press conference release of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) 2015 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, which will show the U.S. wind energy industry supporting more jobs than ever.
Colorado’s leadership in expanding wind power has enabled the state to attract thousands of quality jobs while cutting costs on electricity bills and creating clean air.
Thursday, February 11 2016
Affordable housing units, business recruitment and new jobs among wins in Denver Office of Economic Development’s 2015 Annual Report
Denver, CO -- A year of strong gains in Denver’s economic infrastructure included the creation of 4,164 new jobs, the successful retention of 3,076 jobs, and the creation of 628 affordable housing units, all accomplished through direct efforts of the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED), the office announced in releasing its 2015 annual report.
“Denver’s hard-working employers, employees and entrepreneurs enjoyed a year of recording-breaking progress on many economic fronts,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “Their tenacity, coupled with the city’s efforts to sustain and grow a next-generation economy built on Denver’s traditional strengths, has simultaneously attracted new ventures, new industries, and thousands of new residents.”
The city’s various incentive, tax credit, loan, and training assistance programs helped 89 firms expand in Denver, resulting in more than $304 million of capital investments in the city. Also highlighted in the report, the OED’s initiatives are building opportunities for Denver firms to expand in exciting international markets—like Denver Beer Company, now selling in Japan after assistance from the city.
Tuesday, September 29 2015
Final judging event prize includes $30,000 cash and consulting resources
Denver, CO -- Guerrilla Gravity was named the grand prize winner of the Denver Office of Economic Development’s JumpStart BizPlan Awards at a judging event. Presented by Deloitte and U.S. Bank, the awards program features a $30,000 cash award and consulting resources to assist the firm with its future growth.