Colorado’s unique combination of high-end tech talent and an even higher quality of life have attracted no shortage of major tech companies. The last two years alone have seen firms like Google and Facebook set up shop, and others are following their lead.
On Tuesday morning, Amazon announced its latest investment in the Mile High City: a sparkling new 98,000-square-foot office space and 400 new high-end jobs. That announcement follows last fall’s opening of a Boulder-based Amazon hub.
“We’re excited to continue to grow and invest in the Denver area,” said Denver Site Lead Dave Wood in a statement. “Our new office will offer our teams the convenience of a downtown location with an array of outdoor adventures just up the road.”
Currently, 350 Amazon employees work out of the Denver tech hub. And the company frames this latest round of hiring as the start of a new chapter in the company’s relationship with Denver.
Our new office will offer our teams the convenience of a downtown location with an array of outdoor adventures just up the road.”
Built In has reached out to Amazon to confirm when the new office is set to open, and will update the article when we hear back.
To date, Amazon reports it has created more than 3,500 jobs in Colorado, with many of those positions being based at the company’s fulfillment centers. As for the 400 new jobs, Amazon has indicated they will be “high-end” positions, with fields like software and hardware engineering, cloud computing, and advertising named in a company statement.
Local leaders have expressed no shortage of excitement in response to Amazon’s latest news. In a statement, Colorado Governor Jared Polis shared his belief in the power of the local economy:
“We have a terrific workforce that continues to attract the ideas and businesses that thrive in a knowledge-based economy and we are a great place to do business,” he said. “It’s wonderful to see their continued investment in our community.”
Overall, these developments more than double the company’s Denver footprint. While it may not be HQ2 — we’ll take it.