Amazon Expands Denver Presence
- by Maggie Mead
DENVER, CO - The online retail juggernaut is strengthening its roots in Denver with the announcement of the planned expansion of its Denver Tech Hub, creating 400 high-tech jobs in the process. New personnel will include experts in fields such as software and hardware engineering, advertising, and cloud computing. Amazon plans to open a new downtown Denver office to work in conjunction with the company’s Boulder office that opened last fall to accommodate the rapid job creation, allowing Amazon to more than double its tech workforce in the Denver area. This number, when combined with retail and customer fulfillment facility employees equates to over 3,500 jobs in Colorado.
“We’re excited to continue to grow and invest in the Denver area,” said Dave Wood, Site Lead for Amazon’s Denver Tech Hub. “Our new office will offer our teams the convenience of a downtown location with an array of outdoor adventures just up the road.”
As of now, Amazon has more than 350 employees in the Denver area, who are at work building new services and products for the company’s retail and advertising businesses, as well as Amazon Web Services (AWS), according to a press release.
“As a growing thriving tech city it's no surprise Amazon has chosen to expand their Denver workforce,” said Representative Alex Valdez. “Our people and quality of life are second to none. We're excited to see more quality tech jobs coming to our great city.”
The new 98,000-square-foot office will be located in Invesco’s 1515 Wynkoop LEED® Platinum building in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood. Amazon’s new Denver Tech Hub is just one of the company’s 17 North American Tech Hubs—a development center network in addition to Amazon’s Seattle and Arlington headquarters. These Hubs employ more than 20,000 individuals working to drive innovation for Amazon customers across the globe.
“Amazon’s continued growth in Metro Denver highlights the value in our investments in place-making, talent development, and global connectivity,” said Sam Bailey, Vice President, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. “We are thrilled to partner with Amazon on this significant opportunity for our community.”
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