2011 Review: A Good Year

Dec 20, 2011 | Regional Focus

2011 was a good year for our area. Among the ‘good news’ stories:

  • The community’s business incubator – Rocky Mountain Innosphere – opened a new building
  • Hewlett-Packard made a major investment in a 50,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art server efficiency research facility
  • Fort Collins rated 15th in nation for economic vibrancy among college towns in The Atlantic
  • Vestas received a 56 turbine order for a project in Michigan
  • Poudre Valley Health System’s CEO Rulon Stacey was listed among the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare Magazine
  • OtterBox was ranked 70th on Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies
  • OtterBox opened a new headquarters building on Meldrum next to Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
  • CSU Engines Lab was listed as one of the nation’s top 25 academic laboratories by Popular Science Magazine
  • Tolmar, a Fort Collins-based pharmaceutical company, expanded its research and development facilities by 21,000 sq. ft.
  • In-Situ, a Fort Collins-based firm that designs, manufactures, distributes, installs and rents equipment for monitoring the quality and quantity of groundwater and surface water, bought WaterraUK
  • Fort Collins-Loveland Metropolitan Statistical Area ranked 3rd in nation on Milken Institute’s Best Performing Cities index, which ranks 200 large and 179 small U.S. metro areas according to the most important economic criteria related to growth and prosperity: jobs, wages, and technology performance

And on and on. For a fuller list, go here.