2nd Congressional District Rep. Jared Polis is flanked by Loveland Mayor Cecil Gutierrez and Kelly Peters, Director of Business for Northern Colorado Economic Development, during a tour of the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology.
Members of Congress return to work today for what will likely be a divisive session during an election year. In Colorado, new congressional boundaries from redistricting will force some representatives to shift their political strategy and talking points to get reelected this year. And that means some changes for candidates in the 2nd and 4th Congressional districts.
The Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology, along with the city of Loveland has selected Bowling Green, Kentucky-based Cumberland and Western Resources to be its partner in transforming the former Agilent Technologies site into the Aerospace and Clean Energy, or ACE, technology park. The city and the company are now in the final negotiating phase for setting up that collaboration. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Jeff Nuttall, publisher of the Northern Colorado Business Report, about this expected partner.
Loveland officials are anxiously awaiting word on whether the Colorado Association of Manufacturing and Technology will choose their city to be the site of a new technology park.
The city is one of five contenders to submit a proposal for the new Aerospace and Clean Energy Park, in which NASA will also play a part. Loveland has proposed using a vacant 800,000 square foot property that was once home to Agilent Technologies and Hewlett-Packard . The announcement could bring more than a thousand jobs to the area.