Sunday, October 25, 2009

Dozen area firms on watch list

DENVER - Twelve of the 50 companies on the Colorado Companies to Watch list for 2009 are based in Boulder County, with 10 of those based in Boulder.

Boulder-based companies on the list include Cocona Technology Inc., Eco-Products Inc., Pangea Organics, Precision Photonics Corp., Rocky Mountain Sustainable Enterprises LLC, SparkFun Electronics, Justin's Nut Butter, KMLabs Inc., Log Rhythm Inc. and Namasté Solar.

Longmont companies include RidgeviewTel LLC and Oskar Blues Brewery, which also has operations in Lyons.

The annual list is presented by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade in association with several economic development agencies, foundations and private businesses.

The list recognizes second-stage companies that are developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities and creating new industries throughout the state.

Typically, these companies possess attributes such as being growth-focused, privately held, headquartered in Colorado, having six to 99 full-time equivalent employees and $750,000 to $50 million in sales or a similar range of working capital.

Colorado Companies to Watch is presented in conjunction with ACG-Denver, Adams County Economic Development, Arvada Economic Development, Case Dynamics, Colorado Bioscience Association, Colorado Magazine, Colorado Lending Source, Colorado Rural Development Council, Economic Development Council of Colorado, Edward Lowe Foundation, Jefferson Business Resource Center, Jefferson Economic Council, Littleton Business and Industry Office, Tie Rockies, Region 9 Economic Development of Southwest Colorado and the Westminster Economic Development Office.

For a complete list visit