Their new location will create 400 new tech jobs
Amazon is opening a new office in downtown Denver that will create 400 new tech jobs in fields like software and hardware engineering, cloud computing and advertising. This new 98,000 square foot space in Denver's LODO neighborhood will more than double Amazon's tech workforce in the Denver area, joining their Boulder office which opened last fall. The new facility will become one of 17 North American Tech Hubs employing more than 20,000 people combined. In total, Amazon has created over 3,500 full-time 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.”
Amazon has invested a substantial amount of money into Colorado over the last three years, contributing to job growth and the economy. But if you think the traffic and housing costs in Denver are insane now, just wait! ;)
Amazon's presence in many cities has contributed to both increased infrastructure congestion and rising home prices. Denver has been experiencing both for years and the introduction of Amazon could certainly add to it. The rate of people moving to Colorado, especially the Denver Metro Area, has skyrocketed since the legalization of marijuana. Will this add to the surging population? Can Denver handle this continued influx? Do you think the positives outweigh the negatives? We'd love to hear what you think! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call: (303) 536-5505.