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Boulder’s economic growth wins no. 1 spot nationally

September 18, 2014 – BizWest – A new NerdWallet.com study ranks Boulder No. 1 in the country for economic growth from 2009 to 2013, thanks in large part to a steep rise in median wages over that period.

The NerdWallet study analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data for more than 500 of the largest American cities. Three criteria weighed in: growth in the working age population; employment growth; and median income growth.

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CU-Boulder-led Mars mission set for orbit insertion Sept. 21

September 17, 2014 – CU Boulder – A NASA mission to Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder is set to slide into orbit around the red planet Sept. 21 to investigate how its climate has changed over the eons, completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles.

The orbit-insertion maneuver will begin with six thruster engines firing to shed some of the velocity from the spacecraft, known as the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN mission. The thruster engines will ignite and burn for 33 minutes to slow the spacecraft, allowing it to be captured into an elliptical orbit around Mars.

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W.W. Reynolds looks to develop office building off Pearl and Foothills in Boulder

September 16, 2014 – Daily Camera – W.W. Reynolds Co., a Boulder-based commercial real estate firm, purchased a tract of land east of Foothills Highway and Pearl Parkway in Boulder for $3.126 million with plans to develop a three-story retail and office building, officials involved in the transaction announced Tuesday.

W.W. Reynolds acquired the nearly 2.75-acre former Regional Transportation District Park-N-Ride lot, located southeast of Foothills Parkway along Pearl Parkway, from Pearl Parkway Centre LLC, said officials for the Colorado Group.

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Where’s the best city to start a food company?

September 16, 2014 – Huffington Post – Our company is based in San Francisco – one of the best areas in the world for a tech startup. But is Northern California the best place to start a food company? There are plenty of young food companies sprouting up around here – as well as in other culinary hubs such as Brooklyn, Portland, and Boulder. There are several criteria we’d analyze to determine the finest location.

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Boulder development ‘strategy’ rejected in 5-4 vote

September 16, 2014 – Daily Camera – When City Councilman Sam Weaver’s proposal for a moratorium on all new building projects in Boulder met swift and fierce opposition, he replaced it Tuesday night with a call for a broader development strategy.

But the council voted 5-4 against pursuing his proposed “comprehensive development strategy process.”

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