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    1. Tech firm that has grown 300% in Denver over past year moves into new downtown office

      Tech firm that has grown 300% in Denver over past year moves into new downtown office

      A San Jose software maker that has grown its Denver headcount by 300 percent in the past year has moved into a new office downtown to accommodate its rapid growth. Last month, Vista Equity-owned Xactly moved into two stories in the Chase Bank building in downtown Denver at 1125 17th St., where it plans to grow a headcount larger than any of its other offices, including its headquarters in California. It previously operated at Blake and 19th streets. Today, 220 employees, from engineers to sales, work in Denver.

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    2. The Software Guild Partners with the University of Northern Colorado to Bring New Coding Bootcamp to Fast Growing Tech Market

      The Software Guild Partners with the University of Northern Colorado to Bring New Coding Bootcamp to Fast Growing Tech Market

      The Software Guild is bringing its successful coding bootcamp to one of the most rapidly growing tech markets in the country by teaming up with the University of Northern Colorado. Complementing traditional course offerings, The Software Guild and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) will provide students with skills to better compete for careers in the burgeoning tech industry. 

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    3. Denver gov-tech firm not done buying companies, after 4th acquisition in past year

      Denver gov-tech firm not done buying companies, after 4th acquisition in past year

      Denver-based Granicus keeps growing as it closed its fourth acquisition in the last 12 months this week. The cloud software maker for state and local governments acquired government records management provider SouthTech Systems. Financial terms of the deal with the Southern California-based gov-tech company weren’t disclosed, but Granicus will add its two principals, Grant Gyulnazaryan and Jose Dominguez, in addition to the company’s 50 employees, to its headcount.

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    4. Big tech companies drive changes in Boulder commercial real estate

      Big tech companies drive changes in Boulder commercial real estate

      Big tech companies are having a major impact on the Boulder commercial real estate market, with new leases creating intense competition for locally grown startups seeking office space, and with many of those startups turning to coworking spaces as a more affordable option. That was the consensus of the “Big Tech Settles In” session at the Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference & Forecast, held Thursday at the Embassy Suites hotel in Boulder.

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    5. Facebook officially opens downtown Denver office (Photos)

      Facebook officially opens downtown Denver office (Photos)

      Facebook has officially friended Denver. Employees of the social media giant started working out of their downtown Denver office at 1900 16th St. on Monday, company officials confirmed. Those employees are focused on building out and maintaining Facebook’s infrastructure. Facebook has leased 23,663 square feet of space on one floor in the building, which can support more than 100 workers. The Menlo Park, California-based company started hiring for jobs in Denver last spring. 

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    6. Denver International Airport ranks No. 1 in new WSJ largest airport survey

      Denver International Airport ranks No. 1 in new WSJ largest airport survey

      Denver International Airport is the best airport in the U.S., according to the first-ever Wall Street Journal U.S. airport rankings, which scored the top 20 biggest U.S. airports across 15 categories and surveyed more than 4,800 WSJ readers on categories including overall experience, ease of use, security and restaurants. 

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    7. Colorado metros make list of most innovative cities

      Colorado metros make list of most innovative cities

      Three Colorado metro areas have been ranked in the top 25 most innovative cities in the U.S. Boulder, Fort Collins-Loveland and Greeley all made the list, compiled by 24/7 Wall St. The ranking is based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the year 2015, the most recent year available. The ratings look at number of patents issued for 100,000 residents. Boulder ranks No. 4, with 260.2 patents filed per 100,000 residents in 2015.

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    8. Community investment is integral to Denver’s economic growth

      Community investment is integral to Denver’s economic growth

      Corporate giving and community investment aren’t just buzz words to throw around in your next board meeting. These programs – when done effectively – can lead to positive outcomes not only for the employer, but also for the employees and communities that surround them. When companies are looking to relocate or expand their business into a new market, one of the key considerations is the quality of the community they are moving into. A strong business cannot thrive in a weak community, or in…

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    9. WeWork signs two more leases in Denver, upping its foothold on the market

      WeWork signs two more leases in Denver, upping its foothold on the market

      WeWork has signed two more leases in Denver, one in the Highland neighborhood and the other in RiNo, bringing its total locations in Denver to seven. It will occupy 60,000 square feet at The Circa Building, located at 1615 Platte St. in LoHi. It will occupy another 60,000 square feet at 3600 Brighton Boulevard, which upon completion will be a five-story office and retail building called Revolution360.

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    10. Denver leaders dish on lessons learned from the pursuit of Amazon's HQ2

      Denver leaders dish on lessons learned from the pursuit of Amazon's HQ2

      Colorado should continue to bid for the biggest economic-development projects nationally — but it should not raise incentive offerings to the level of states like New York, and it should work to find solutions regarding transportation and education funding before those factors cost it future recruitment opportunities, a variety of local economic-development officials said Tuesday in the wake of losing out on Amazon’s 50,000-worker, $5-billion-impact second headquarters to New York City and northern Virginia.

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    11. Here's why Amazon likely passed over Denver for its second headquarters

      Here's why Amazon likely passed over Denver for its second headquarters

      If there was a single overriding factor that led Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) to choose New York City and the Washington, D.C., area over Denver as locations for its second headquarters, it was not what those cities offered financially so much as the absolute size of the potential workforces that will be needed to staff more than 25,000 full-time jobs in each location, the point man for Denver’s bid effort told Denver Business Journal Tuesday.

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    12. 'It is what it is': Denver tech community disappointed by Amazon HQ2 snub, but says momentum continues - Denver Business Journal

      'It is what it is': Denver tech community disappointed by Amazon HQ2 snub, but says momentum continues - Denver Business Journal

      There’s a little disappointment, but the general consensus among Denver’s tech community is that the Mile High City will be just fine without Amazon’s second headquarters here. “It is what it is,” said Frannie Matthews, CEO of the Colorado Technology Association. “What this did, though, is highlight this wonderful community that we already have — a great place to live and a thriving, tech-driven business community. So, all effort was not lost and we will reap the benefits for a long time.”

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    13. New Colorado Bioscience Association CEO says finding new capital for industry is top priority

      New Colorado Bioscience Association CEO says finding new capital for industry is top priority

      The Colorado Bioscience Association announced Jennifer Jones Paton as its new president and CEO Thursday. Jones Paton, 31, has served as the association’s vice president, responsible for partnerships, communications and policy work, since 2016. She replaces April Giles as CEO, who took a position with the Fitzsimons Innovation Community in August.

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    14. 18th annual APEX Awards spotlight state’s tech leaders

      18th annual APEX Awards spotlight state’s tech leaders

      DENVER -- Colorado Technology Association (CTA) hosted its 18th annual APEX Awards, presented by Accenture at the Seawell Grand Ballroom, to recognize the leaders, companies and accomplishments that have contributed to the success of the state’s technology sector.

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    15. Northern Colorado Economic Alliance chief to step down

      Northern Colorado Economic Alliance chief to step down

      Northern Colorado Economic Alliance CEO Andy Montgomery plans to leave his position at the end of the year. Montgomery joined the Loveland-based economic development agency as its first chief executive in 2016. He is stepping down to pursue a yet-to-be announced new business venture, he said. The alliance’s board is close to identifying a successor, he said. Montgomery said he will stay in his position beyond the end of the year if his replacement is not yet in place.

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