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Shared Commitment

Partnership for Life Sciences Growth

Colorado’s thriving life sciences community is known for leading-edge research, development, and commercialization with a global patient impact.

A group of 22 partners representing Colorado’s life sciences companies, innovation centers, economic development groups, Front Range cities and counties, commercial real estate developers, builders, and contract development and manufacturing organizations created and funded the national economic development campaign.

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“Our partnership shares a vision for Colorado’s future as a world-class hub for health innovation. This first-ever, large-scale investment will attract new life sciences companies, talent, and investors to Colorado, resulting in even stronger collaborations and breakthroughs that save and change lives around the world. Together, we represent the spirit of collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity that makes our state a leading location for life sciences innovation.”

– Elyse Blazevich, President & CEO, Colorado BioScience Association

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Colorado BioScience Association

Ecosystem Champion

Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) creates co-opportunity for the Colorado life sciences community. CBSA champions a collaborative life sciences ecosystem and advocates for a supportive business climate. From concept to commercialization, member companies and organizations drive global health innovations, products and services that improve and save lives. The association leads Capital and Growth, Education and Networking, Policy and Advocacy, and Workforce Cultivation to make its members stronger, together.

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Colorado Health & Tech Centers

Innovation Center

With a goal of building 1 million square feet over the next decade of biotechnology, technology, medical, and manufacturing spaces spanning ten campuses along the I-25 route from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins, we will be working toward our mission of becoming Colorado's most versatile, agile, and capable developer of work environments designed to enable companies to attract, develop and retain their industry's best and brightest talent in Colorado.

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Fitzsimons Innovation Community

Innovation Center

At Fitzsimons Innovation Community, visionaries boldly transform science into the future of health and care. Our Community pushes boundaries in a unified pursuit of health breakthroughs. From concept through commercialization, organizations choose Fitzsimons for its entrepreneurial environment, leading-edge facilities, and campus-wide support. Visionaries discover, develop, and collaborate with direct access to the renowned clinicians and researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Our Community is home to more than 80 companies in every stage of idea and product development. They’re all taking advantage of the ways we cater to diversity in our five buildings with 427,000 square feet of laboratory, office, manufacturing, and distribution space. We’re partnering with Aimco to continue the future development of Fitzsimons Innovation Community as a world-class center dedicated to advancing life sciences innovation.

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Metro Denver EDC

Economic Development

Often called a “center of influence,” the Metro Denver EDC was the nation’s first regional economic development organization. A division of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, from Castle Rock to Fort Collins and Golden to Greeley, Metro Denver EDC represents the nine counties and 66 communities that contribute to our robust economy and incredible culture. As the economic development function of the broader Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the EDC serves a 9-county territory that represents two-thirds of the state’s population and three-quarters of the GDP.

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U.S. 36 Collaborative

Economic Development

The U.S. 36 Collaborative comprises communities and economic development organizations situated along the U.S. Highway 36 corridor, connecting Denver and Boulder. The U.S. 36 Collaborative provides information, assistance, and resources to businesses interested in locating or expanding in the region.

The region boasts one of the nation's most educated populations, featuring one of the highest concentrations of advanced technology workers. Renowned research institutions, such as the University of Colorado Boulder, and over a dozen major federal research laboratories contribute to the region's dynamic ecosystem.

Known for its scenic beauty and award-winning quality of life, the region enjoys over 45,000 acres of open space, top-rated schools, high-quality healthcare, environmentally friendly policies, and a diverse array of cultural, dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

With a high concentration of businesses in life sciences and other advanced industries, coupled with a wide selection of commercial spaces within 45 minutes of a major international airport, the U.S. 36 corridor is an ideal location for innovative and fast-growing businesses, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

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Aurora EDC

Economic Development

The Aurora EDC is a public/private partnership dedicated to enhancing the economic strength of the community by helping create primary jobs. We work with new and existing employers on relocation and expansion projects. Our goal is to structure deals that contribute positive ROI for the city and counties and region.

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Builder Developer

BNBuilders is a 100% employee-owned general contractor with six offices, 1000+ employees, and a strong presence in the California, Colorado, and Washington construction markets. Our collaborative approach has established us as a leader and preferred contractor for some of the world's most recognizable and respected companies.

Our specialty lies in leading complex projects for clients in the life science, education, healthcare, public, corporate, and technology sectors. We focus on developing innovative solutions to highly technical issues, providing comprehensive preconstruction services, utilizing sustainable construction practices, and serving the communities where we live and work. Our founding principles include diversity, sustainability, community, innovation, knowledge, and safety. Above all, we value the people who contribute to the unique and essential work we do.

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Longmont Economic Development Partnership

Economic Development

The Longmont Economic Development Partnership leads a comprehensive, collaborative economic development strategy to promote and strengthen Longmont’s economic health. We strive to build and maintain a vibrant and inclusive local economy, supporting several key industries including life sciences, aerospace, information technology, and food & beverage production. We partner with the City, the school district, higher education partners, chambers of commerce, workforce partners, and other economic development organizations to ensure primary industry and local businesses are supported so they can thrive in Longmont, in our region, and in our state.

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Builder Developer

At Mortenson, building for the greater good means that we consider the long-term health and vitality of our stakeholders in all we do. This includes our team members, customers, partners, communities, and the planet on which we live. It’s about doing the right thing. It’s about lifting others up and helping them succeed. It’s about making positive impact today, and for generations to come.

Mortenson is a U.S.-based, top-20 builder, developer, and engineering services provider serving the commercial, institutional, and energy sectors. Mortenson’s expanding portfolio of integrated services helps its customers move their strategies forward, ensuring their investments result in high-performing assets. The result is a turnkey partner, fully invested in the business success of its customers.

Founded in 1954, Mortenson has operations across the U.S. with offices in Chicago, Denver, Fargo, Iowa City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Seattle, Nashville and Washington, D.C.

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NexCore Science & Tech

Life Sciences Development

As a Denver based company, NexCore Group is committed to helping create built environments that support the life sciences ecosystem. We fuel progress and push the frontiers of innovation by providing groundbreaking real estate development solutions. Through our Life Sciences division, HATCHspaces®, we partner with academic and research institutions, simplifying the process of scientific innovation by shaping flexible and purpose-built facilities that serve as catalysts for advancement across multiple fields, including energy transition, pharmaceutical R&D, education, clinical manufacturing, lab space, and incubator and accelerator spaces. We don’t just develop buildings; we create environments where talented people come together to collaborate, thrive, and produce outcomes for the benefit of humanity.

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Sterling Bay

Builder Developer

Sterling Bay is a National real estate company Sterling Bay has a 30-year history of developing spaces and locations that meet complex criteria, foster collaboration, inspire innovation, and enable teams to do their best work. Its life sciences team is led by healthcare experts and real estate professionals who push boundaries and reimagine a healthier world for all by putting an innovative spin on the firm’s tried and true, design-driven method to develop next-gen lab space.

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Sun Construction

Builder Developer

Sun Construction is a full-service general contractor specializing in technically challenging and unique projects. Sun has spent the last 38 years providing industry best construction solutions to Colorado's bioscience companies and intends to maintain that focus for the next 38 years. Sun is particularly adept at working within occupied and operational facilities where integration of systems is essential while maintaining our customer's ability to conduct business as usual. Sun Construction is adaptable by design. When a construction project demands a contractor that takes complexity in stride, no firm is more knowledgeable, creative, and flexible than Sun. Sun's team comprises a diversity of technical skillsets, giving Sun the ability to bring both expertise and creativity to every project. Sun offers multiple project delivery methods, including design/build, design assist, EPCM, and design/bid/build. Sun Construction is a Small Business Enterprise based on federal size standards for NAICS Code 236220.

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Adams County

Economic Development

With rich traditions and history, Adams County offers the best of suburban and rural life – vibrant cities, quiet towns, and miles of recreation. Located in the Denver metro area, Adams County is the state’s fifth-largest county, serving a population of more than 540,000 residents.

As part of the Denver Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), Adams County benefits from a larger regional economy that attracts global and national headquarters and highly skilled workforce talent. It benefits from proximity to world-class universities and federal laboratories. Adams County is also home to top-ranked hospitals, including the Anschutz Medical Campus.

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AGC Biologics

Anchor Company

AGC Biologics is a leading global biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with a strong commitment to delivering the highest standard of service as we work side-by-side with our clients and partners, every step of the way. We provide world-class development and manufacture of mammalian and microbial-based therapeutic proteins, plasmid DNA (pDNA), messenger RNA (mRNA), viral vectors, and genetically engineered cells. Our global network spans the U.S., Europe, and Asia, with cGMP-compliant facilities in Seattle, Washington; Boulder and Longmont, Colorado; Copenhagen, Denmark; Heidelberg, Germany; Milan, Italy; and Chiba, Japan and we currently employ more than 2,500 employees worldwide. Our commitment to continuous innovation fosters the technical creativity to solve our clients’ most complex challenges, including specialization in fast-track projects and rare diseases. AGC Biologics is the partner of choice.

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GE Johnson

Builder Developer

GE Johnson, (A DPR Construction Family of Companies) is a technical builder founded in 1967. We have five core markets: Life Sciences, Healthcare, Advanced Technologies, Commercial Office and Education. In those core markets we flex our technical experience and provide additional offerings: Prefabrication solutions Mass timber VDC (Virtual Design & Construction) Self-perform.

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Murphy Company

Builder Developer

Murphy Company sets the standard for mechanical construction and engineering; performing Construction, Mechanical Service/Repair, and Data Center Management/Services by bringing innovative solutions to even the most complex projects throughout the United States. We self-perform Process Piping, HVAC, Plumbing, Sheet Metal, High Purity Piping, Utility Piping and 24/7 Mechanical/Plumbing Service. Murphy Company excels at complex pharma and life science projects. Our main Colorado office and fabrication shop is located in Thornton, Colorado, and is supported by regional offices in Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and Boulder. Our national headquarters is located in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Saunders Construction

Builder Developer

Saunders Construction is one the Rocky Mountain region's leading construction and commercial development companies. Our purpose is to build what matters with exceptional skill, creating better communities, outstanding experiences and a culture of care for all. Established in 1972, we are an employee-owned corporation with over $9 billion in completed projects. Saunders brings the resources, expertise, technology and community relationships necessary to deliver practical solutions to any project. Saunders excels in building office, municipal, educational, mixed-use, healthcare, residential, recreational, hospitality, mission critical, cultural, and retail facilities. Driven by our vision, we're focused on building for both the present and the future, while constantly evolving to meet our client's dynamic needs.

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Tributary Real Estate

Builder Developer

Tributary Real Estate is an independent commercial real estate brokerage firm based in Denver. As a strategic partner, we help our clients leverage the power of their real estate at every phase of growth to support their business goals. As business owners ourselves, we understand the outsized impact of real estate decisions on everything from finances to future-planning to culture. We handpick team members who embody excellence, integrity, and a genuine passion for creating positive impacts for our clients and community. We know this industry inside and out. Just as importantly, we consider how forces beyond real estate will impact our clients, identify their real exposures and provide them with strategic solutions for long-term protection and peace of mind. We aim to be the kind of people you recommend to a friend. We deliver meaningful results, and we do it the right way.

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KBI BioPharma

Anchor Company

KBI Biopharma is an award-winning biopharmaceutical contract services organization providing fully-integrated, accelerated drug development and biomanufacturing services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies globally. With each of our 500+ client partners, we have worked closely to personalize and rapidly accelerate their drug development programs. Built upon a foundation of world-class analytical capabilities, we deliver efficient process development and clinical and commercial cGMP manufacturing services for mammalian, microbial, and cell therapy programs. KBI is proud to be a JSR Life Sciences Company.

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Ridgeway Science and Tech

Life Sciences Development

Ridgeway Science and Tech in Boulder, Colorado, is a pioneering net-zero carbon life sciences and tech facility set to transform the industry. Breaking ground in 2024 and completing in Q1 2026, the 112,000 SF project strategically positions itself in the city's core, close to amenities, RTD's Boulder Junction Depot Square Station, and a 45-minute drive from Denver International Airport. This cutting-edge office and lab building supports breakthroughs in diverse fields, meeting Bio Safety Level 1, 2, and 3 requirements with a 16’-4’floor-to-floor and 4,000 MIPS baseline. Alongside its advanced facilities, the project offers communal spaces, wellness rooms, conference rooms, outdoor terraces, an on-site café, gym, jogging path, and electric charging stations. Committed to sustainability, it features a solar energy array, geothermal exchange system, and a highly efficient envelope, underscoring its dedication to innovation and environmental responsibility.

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