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Broadcasting & Telecommunications

The North Denver region has seen an abundance of new Broadcasting and Telecommunication companies. Some of the most recent Broadcast and Telecomm companies that located and expanded in Thornton include Avaya, Dish Network and Verizon. These companies have chosen Thornton for electronic lab, customer service and regional distribution purposes.

Regional Companies:

  • Avaya, a global leader in business communications, recently moved their lab operations to Thornton and occupy 116,000 square-feet of space at the 12121 Grant Street facility in the Central Thornton Business Park.
  • Verizon Wireless, a world leader in the telecommunications industry, has a regional distribution center in Thornton that services 5 states in the Mountain West.
  • Aircell Business Aviation Services, a provider of internet and phone connectivity services for airplanes, is located in the Broomfield Interlocken Advanced Technology Park
  • Lightwave Logic Inc., a high-tech company that develops organic materials for fiber-optic communications and devices, signed a lease in December to move its corporate headquarters and testing facility from Newark, Delaware to Longmont.
  • Datalogix, a big-data company connecting digital advertising to offline sales, is headquartered in  Westminster. Datalogix has expanded aggressively in recent years, nearly doubling its workforce to 276 employees currently.
  • XetaWave, a wireless technology provider, received a $7 million venture capital investment to relocate and expand its facilities to Broomfield.
  • 24-7 Intouch, a leading contact center outsourcing company, selected Aurora as the location for a new contact center. The company leased 50,000 square feet of office space where it employ 470 FTE employees, with plans to add more positions in the future.
  • FreeWave Technologies, a manufacturer of high-performance, spread spectrum and licensed radios, has its corporate headquarters in Boulder.
  • Zayo Group, an international bandwidth infrastructure provider, has its corporate headquarters  in Boulder. The company has 1,000 employees worldwide, with 275 staff based in Colorado. Zayo also has offices in Louisville and the Denver Tech Center.
  • Spectralink, located in Boulder, is a market leader in providing wireless communication solutions to in-building mobile employees in markets such as healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Nearly half of the company's workforce is in Boulder with the remaining in Horsens, Denmark.
Source: Metro Denver EDC

Industry Headline

8,175 6.7% $107,384
Jobs (2013) % Change (2008-2020) Avg. Earnings Per Job (2013)
18% above National average
(Location Quotient)
Nation: -15.1% Nation: $95,507
Source: EMSI, Q4 2013

Regional Trends

  Region 2008 Jobs 2020 Jobs % Change
Region 8,468 9,037 6.7%
State 41,827 37,488 -10.4%
Nation 1,592,437 1,352,646 -15.1%

Source: EMSI, Q4 2013

Broadcasting and Telecommunications Industry Supersector

Code Description
334210 Telephone Apparatus Manufacturing
334220 Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing
334290 Other Communications Equipment Manufacturing
335921 Fiber Optic Cable Manufacturing
335929 Other Communication and Energy Wire Manufacturing
515111 Radio Networks
515112 Radio Stations
515120 Television Broadcasting
515210 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
517110 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
517210 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
517410 Satellite Telecommunications
517911 Telecommunications Resellers
517919 All Other Telecommunications
561499 All Other Business Support Services