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Residential expansion in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, inside look at Restaurant Week and more: 9 business stories to know

Here's a weekly roundup of Denver Business Journal's top business stories served up especially for 9NEWS readers.

DENVER — Included is a massive residential expansion in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, an inside look at Denver Restaurant Week and the top public middle schools in the Denver area. 

See this week's top stories below:

Tech

1) Exclusive: 'Homegrown' tech company confirms Colorado expansion, 1,800 new jobs (DBJ subscriber content)

Credit: Kathleen Lavine, Denver Business Journal


The Greenwood Village-based company will be adding to its 375 employees it already has in the state, mostly in the metro area. But $275,000 in strategic-fund cash incentives are going to the creation of rural remote positions.

Real Estate

2) Developer plans 1,600 residential units in massive update to Denver's Golden Triangle neighborhood (DBJ subscriber content)

Credit: Rendering provided by Lennar Multifamily Communities


The residential units will be in five buildings planned around the historic Evans School building, adding a new element to what’s now widely thought of mostly as a business district.

3) Denver ranks among nation’s hottest home markets for iBuying

Instant online home sales are taking off, and Denver is in the top 10 alongside cities like Houston, Las Vegas and Atlanta. See how the Mile High City stacks up here.

4) Here's how many hours you have to work in Denver just to pay the monthly rent

Everybody knows you shouldn’t pay more than a third of your income toward housing, but have you ever thought about how many hours you have to work to pay your rent? One financial website did the math and here’s what they found out.

Food and drink

5) Here's what's on the menu for Denver Restaurant Week

Credit: Photo provided by Broadway Roxy


Denver Restaurant Week begins on Friday and runs through March 1, featuring 255 restaurants. See what some of the area’s hottest restaurants are putting on their menus during this popular event.

6) Former Boston Market CEO's new role: Running 900-store fast-food chain

Boston Market’s former top exec is going from rotisserie chicken and mashed potatoes to burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs and wings. But you won’t find them in Colorado — here’s why.

Education

7) The 25 best public middle schools in the Denver area (new for 2020)

Denver Business Journal partnered with Niche to publish this list of the best Denver-are public middle schools ranked by data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics and info provided by students and parents.

Government and jobs

8) Colorado loses 200-job manufacturing facility to North Carolina

A North Carolina town was picked over Colorado, California and Massachusetts by this genetics medicine company.

9) State government awards 2 incentives to support Colorado Classic

Where some might see the Colorado Classic purely as a bicycle race, Colorado leaders are looking at it as a prime economic-development generator. That’s why they’ve awarded nearly $300,000 in economic incentives to help the organizers fund the event.

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