• Monday, June 24, 2019
    Article from the Denver Business Journal
    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...
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  • Monday, March 25, 2019
    Featured in CREJ’s March 2019 Office Properties Quarterly
    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.
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  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Article from the Colorado Real Estate Journal
    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...
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  • Monday, February 11, 2019
    Article from the Denver Business Journal
    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...
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  • Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Article from the Colorado Real Estate Journal
    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...
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  • Monday, November 19, 2018
    A Stateline Article for PEW Trust
    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...
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  • Thursday, January 17, 2019
    Article from the Denver Business Journal
    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.
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  • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Article from the Denver Business Journal
    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.
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  • Monday, February 12, 2018
    Article from the Denver Business Journal
    Eleven development deals brought thousands of jobs to Aurora in 2017 making it a record-breaking year, the Aurora Economic Development Council reports.  The Aurora Economic Development Council, which is a public private partnership representing the City of Aurora and Adams and Arapahoe Counties, said the city added 2,500 primary jobs.  The jobs added quality and diverse employment opportunities for the region's workforce, said Wendy Mitchell, president and CEO of council. Eleven development deals brought thousands of jobs to Aurora in 2017 making it a record-breaking year, the Aurora Economic Development Council reports...
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  • Thursday, September 07, 2017
    Article from the Denver Business Journal
    “We are thrilled to hear that Amazon is looking at options for its HQ2 development, and we will absolutely be bidding on this RFP,” Wendy Mitchell, president and CEO of the Aurora Economic Development Council.
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  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Article from the Aurora Sentinel
    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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  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    Article from the Denver Post
    The company’s latest local project — nicknamed Big Bomber because it’s big – will bring 701,900 square feet of warehouse/distribution space to Majestic Commercenter, northeast of Interstate 70 and Tower Road in Aurora.
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