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  • Investors, developers see 'flurry' of Denver opportunity-zone activity as key deadline looms
    Monday, June 24, 2019
    Opportunity zones have evolved in less than two months from an oblique, almost aspirational economic-development concept to an investment opportunity that is generating a ton of activity as investors who were calmed by recent federal clarifications seek to find the right place to put their money before a window for major tax savings on capital gains closes at the end of June...
  • Aurora seeks to transform its office market
    Monday, March 25, 2019
    The city has the opportunity to strengthen its position in the office market, allowing more of its citizens to live, work and spend in Aurora.
  • NAIOP Colorado honors top commercial real estate professionals & developments
    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    The Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center was selected as the Development of the Year at NAIOP Colorado’s annual Awards of Achievement celebration Thursday in Denver.  Rida Development Corp. developed the $800 million, 1,501-room hotel in partnership with the Aurora Economic Development Council. Gaylord Rockies is estimated to draw a half-million visitors annually, creating an annual economic impact of more than $250 million...
  • Polis creates office to connect investors to Colorado opportunity zones
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    On Monday, the first-year Democratic governor announced he is creating a designated office within the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade to promote and try to find investors for the state’s 126 opportunity zones.  Gov. Jared Polis voted against and has spoken of rolling back in this state some of the tax breaks granted through the 2017 federal tax reform act. But it’s clear that he’s become smitten with at least one piece of that bill — the provision creating opportunity zones...
  • Kärcher to build headquarters at Porteos
    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Denver-based Kärcher North America, a U.S. subsidiary of German parent company Kärcher, the family owned world’s leading provider of efficient, resource-conserving cleaning systems, announced today that it is moving its North American headquarters and manufacturing hub to Aurora.  Kärcher partnered with the Aurora Economic Development Council to find and secure a 23-acre site for the new 380,000-square foot-facility in the Porteos development near Denver International Airport...
  • Trump Tax Break Aims to Turn Distressed Areas Into ‘Opportunity Zones’
    Monday, November 19, 2018
    Andrew Klein owns 750 acres in an opportunity zone in Aurora, not far from Denver International Airport. The land around the airport, once home mostly to prairie dogs, is now filling up with subdivisions, hotels and business parks.  Klein’s company, Westside Investment Partners Inc., is planning to construct industrial buildings that could house businesses such as data centers and logistics companies...
  • Opportunity zones: A 'once-in-a-generation' chance for both investors and Colorado cities
    Thursday, January 17, 2019
    The long-term impact of the 2017 federal tax reform law remains up for debate, usually in very partisan fashion. But tucked almost innocuously into that bill is a new development incentive that is just beginning to attract wider attention and that Colorado leaders across the political spectrum believe could be a game-changer for the state’s disadvantaged communities, both urban and rural.
  • Building an aerotropolis: Development surge boosts DIA region as major economic hub
    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    As infill space in Denver runs out, the area around DIA has emerged as one of the Front Range's hottest areas for new development.
  • Amazon is prime on Aurora’s real estate
    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    The announcement comes on the heels of Amazon opening a 452,000-square-foot “sortation facility” at 19799 East 36th Drive in Majestic Commercenter last year. That site employs hundreds and is already operating.
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A partnership between business and government for more than three decades, the Aurora Economic Development Council is a leader for Colorado’s most promising growth industries – including aerospace and defense, bioscience, renewable energy, and transportation logistics – positioning Aurora and Colorado to win new jobs in these sectors in an intensely competitive market.  

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