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CO-LABS releases economic impact report

September 5, 2013 – Boulder – According to a new report commissioned by CO-LABS, Colorado has 30 federally funded laboratories that contributed $2.3 billion and 7,966 direct and 7,716 indirect jobs to the state’s economy in 2012.

“Colorado’s federal labs help foster the innovation that fuels our state and the nation’s economy,” Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said. “Leveraging the labs’…

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Ironman triathlon set for Boulder in 2014

June 21, 2013 – Boulder County Business Report… – For the first time, an Ironman triathlon is coming to Boulder, The World Triathlon Corp. said Friday. Boulder City Council members gave approval on Tuesday, June 18, for the running, cycling and swimming race to be held in Boulder on Aug 3, 2014. (more)

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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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