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    1. Larimer approves regional economic development agreement

      Larimer approves regional economic development agreement

      The Larimer County Board of Commissioners today unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding meant to promote collaboration in economic development between Larimer and Weld counties, as well as the cities and unincorporated areas within the counties. Weld County commissioners have yet to approve the MOU but will consider it Wednesday.

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    2. Strong ties to CU a ‘win-win’ for school, startups

      Strong ties to CU a ‘win-win’ for school, startups

      Boulder’s startup community and the University of Colorado Boulder share a symbiotic relationship in which stronger ties between the two ecosystems are mutually beneficial. The equation is pretty simple: Startups need access to talent, and students need jobs. But despite that simplicity, the relationship between the school and startups is one that needs constant tending in order to thrive.

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    3. Amazon bringing 400 new jobs to Denver

      Amazon bringing 400 new jobs to Denver

      Amazon is planning to add 400 jobs to a new 98,000-square-foot office at 1515 Wynkoop St. in downtown Denver, according to a Denver Business Journal report. The new jobs, which will double Amazon’s tech workforce in the Denver area, will be in positions such as advertising, software and hardware engineering, and cloud computing, the report said. Amazon’s Denver expansion comes on the heels of the company opening offices in Boulder at 1900 15th St. last year.

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    4. IBM to partner with CU on quantum computing research

      IBM to partner with CU on quantum computing research

      IBM, through its Q Network program, is partnering with schools such as the University of Colorado on quantum computing research. CU will “seek collaborations with IBM Q scientists and engineers through its CUbit Quantum Initiative, where university, industry and government scientists conduct joint [research and development], train students to contribute to the expanding quantum workforce, and engage with a range of industry partners,” according to an IBM news release. The IBM Q Network provides its organizations with quantum expertise and resources, quantum software and developer tools, as well as cloud-based access to quantum software and developer ...

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    5. Opportunity knocks: Opportunity zones unlock capital gains while investing in distressed communities

      Opportunity knocks: Opportunity zones unlock capital gains while investing in distressed communities

      Imagine a concept supported by U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). Given the partisan rancor that defines so much of the dialogue in Washington, such a bill sounds like a pipedream. But what if it wasn’t?

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    6. Longmont’s NextLight wins broadband award

      Longmont’s NextLight wins broadband award

      Longmont’s community-owned NextLight internet service recently won the Cornerstone Award at the Broadband Communities Summit in Austin, Texas. The award recognizes “the most notable fiber-to-the-home deployments,” according to a NextLight news release. “From the beginning, NextLight has seen enthusiastic support from our residents and businesses,” Susan Wisecup, the acting general manager of Longmont Power & Communications, said in a prepared statement.

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    7. Amazon acquires warehouse-robotics company Canvas Technology

      Amazon acquires warehouse-robotics company Canvas Technology

      Amazon has acquired Canvas Technology LLC, a Boulder warehouse-robotics company. The deal was first reported by Tech Crunch. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Canvas was founded in 2015 by Jonathan McQueen, CEO; Sandra McQueen, vice president of marketing; Nima Keivan, chief technology officer; and Juan Falquez. Its technology is based on research conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Autonomous Robotics and Perception Group.

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    8. Governor signs employee ownership executive order

      Governor signs employee ownership executive order

      Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order Wednesday establishing the Commission on Employee Ownership. The order is meant to encourage employee ownership of businesses. “Increasing employee ownership will help support a strong economy and promote job security in communities across the state,” said Polis when he signed the order.

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    9. Longmont Economic Development Partnership to host entrepreneurship event

      Longmont Economic Development Partnership to host entrepreneurship event

      The Longmont Economic Development Partnership and the Longmont Community Foundation are hosting an event April 17 to provide the public with information on a new business accelerator program that will soon be offered in the city: Entrepreneurship for All. The event is free and will be held at the Xilinx Retreat Center, 3100 Logic Drive.

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    10. Tech-industry jobs grow 2.5% statewide in 2018

      Tech-industry jobs grow 2.5% statewide in 2018

      Colorado’s technology sector added 7,175 jobs last year, taking the industry to 292,902 workers, up 2.5 percent. That’s according to the Cyberstates 2019, CompTIA’s guide to national, state and metropolitan-area tech analytics. Colorado ranks 15th nationwide in terms of net tech employment as a percent of the total workforce, and 11th in terms of technology jobs added in the past year.

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    11. Szczurek brings entrepreneurship to state CIO role

      Szczurek brings entrepreneurship to state CIO role

      After a long career in technology innovation working for public and private companies, Theresa Szczurek of Boulder wanted to make the switch to public service. Szczurek, co-founder of Radish Systems Inc. in Boulder, heard a radio announcement that then Gov.-elect Jared Polis sought applicants for various positions, including chief information officer, and in her words, “opportunity knocked.” 

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    12. CU tech transfer impacts U.S. economy by $1.9B

      CU tech transfer impacts U.S. economy by $1.9B

      The domestic economic impact of commercialization activities at the University of Colorado Boulder over the past five years amounted to $1.9 billion, with $1.2 billion of that in Colorado. The impact of the university’s technology transfer — the transfer of university research and inventions to the private sector — was recorded in a recently released report titled, Economic Impact of Tech Transfer on the State and National Economy.

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    13. New York-based tech company tripled its Fort Collins footprint

      New York-based tech company tripled its Fort Collins footprint

      A New York tech company has expanded its Fort Collins footprint, with a larger office and plans to hire more employees. Persistent Systems LLC tripled the size of its office at 5042 Technology Parkway in Fort Collins and plans to grow its employee size to at least 65 people, Adrien Robenhymer, vice president of business development, told BizWest. Persistent Systems makes technology in the mobile ad hoc networking technology space, which is also known as MANET.

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    14. Technology helped Fort Collins prepare for blizzard conditions

      Technology helped Fort Collins prepare for blizzard conditions

      While Colorado was dealing with Wednesday’s blizzard conditions, Fort Collins’ Larry Schneider was focused on it on Tuesday. Schneider, director of operations for the street department for the city of Fort Collins, said that when a weather event comes, much of the decisions on how the roads are going to be handled are made the day before. That’s because of the technology available to help make those decisions.

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    15. Gov. Polis encourages female students to participate in cybersecurity challenge

      Gov. Polis encourages female students to participate in cybersecurity challenge

      A cybersecurity competition for female students is seeking registrants who can compete for scholarships. The Girls Go CyberStart challenge is open to girls in grades 9 through 12. It’s a no-cost online game of technical challenges meant to encourage young women to explore the field of cybersecurity. Registration is open until the game starts on March 20.

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