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Area serves as laboratory for outdoor firms

June 11, 2013 – Boulder County Business Report… – Open space throughout the Boulder Valley, and the surrounding foothills and mountains, provide a natural laboratory that draws outdoor companies here, industry leaders said Tuesday morning. Whether it’s creating “barefoot” running shoes such as those made by Newton Running Co. Inc. or Xero Shoes, both in Boulder, that outdoor laboratory is

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Denver-Boulder ranks high for STEM jobs

June 10, 2013 – Denver Business Journal… – Nearly 23 percent of Denver-area employees work in jobs requiring a high level of science, technology, engineering and math knowledge, which is greater than the national average. About 297,130 workers in the combined Denver and Boulder metropolitan areas held jobs requiring knowledge in technical, or STEM, skills, according to 2011 job-figure data

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12 area firms among ‘companies to watch’

June 7, 2013 – Boulder County Business Report… – Twelve companies based in Boulder and Broomfield counties are on the Colorado Companies to Watch list for 2013. The program recognizes 50 second-stage companies that are developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities and creating new industries throughout the state. (more)

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Chamber chief unveils blueprint for innovation

June 7, 2013 – Boulder County Business Report… – The Boulder Chamber has a plan to help keep generating the innovation magic that makes the local business community so special. Innovation Blueprint 3.0 includes five key points. One point is a plan for a conference cetner and a separate building where entreprenuers can meet to exchange ideas, according to John

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Hopes, fears collide at econ summit

June 7, 2013 – Boulder County Business Report… – Encouraging news of recovery and collaboration went hand in hand with worries about the impact of sequestration of federal funds during the 2013 Boulder Economic Summit. For the more than 200 people who attended the event, held May 30 at the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Wolf Law Building and sponsored by the

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