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Metro Denver EDC announces Exec. Committee Co-Chair

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) has announced a new leadership appointment to its Executive Committee.Bob Deibel, president and owner of OfficeScapes, has been appointed to a two-year term as co-chair of the Metro Denver EDC Executive Committee. Deibel joins existing co-chair Todd Munson, president and Colorado market manager for JPMorgan Chase & Co. John Beeble, president and CEO of Saunders Construction Inc., has completed a two-year term as co-chair of the Executive Committee and is the chair-elect of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Consisting of 50 Metro Denver EDC investors representing a cross-section of Metro Denver's companies and industries, the Executive Committee oversees the Metro Denver EDC's budget and guides strategic goals to improve and expand the region's economic competitiveness and industry base, as well as influence effective business policy."I'm delighted to serve as co-chair for the Metro Denver EDC with Todd Munson. The coalition of the business community is a critical element to support the exceptional efforts of the Metro Denver EDC," said Deibel. "I look forward to building on those successes and to further position Metro Denver as a world-class site for corporate relocation and expansion."Deibel previously served as a co-chair for the Metro Denver Aviation Coalition, an industry-focused affiliate of the Metro Denver EDC dedicated to the continued growth and development of Metro Denver's aviation industry. Deibel also serves on the board of directors for several area organizations including the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Brighton Economic Development Council, Colorado Succeeds, and World Presidents Organization. He is a member of the University of Colorado at Denver School of Business Advisory Board. Deibel has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Colorado College.


Secretary Ray LaHood announces $417.3M in grants

Funds to create jobs by expanding highway repairs and roadway safety


AdamWorks announces major facility expansion

AdamWorks, LLC, a global provider of advanced engineering and manufacturing solutions, announced that it recently expanded its manufacturing facilities with the lease of an additional 18,455 square feet adjacent to its current Centennial facilities. This increases AdamWorks' total manufacturing and engineering footprint to over 30,000 square feet.


CU Boulder engineers help fuel economy with 10 startups

Chemical and biological engineering students and faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder have launched several innovative technologies that are fueling Colorado's economy by creating jobs and drawing significant funding to the state, including a $155 million investment in Sundrop Fuels in July.


CU faculty lead $7M military vehicle safety initiative

University of Colorado Boulder engineering faculty are leading a $7.2 million multidisciplinary research initiative on soil blast modeling and simulation for the U.S. Department of Defense.


DIA offers new online air traffic tracker

Denver International Airport (DEN) now offers an enhanced, comprehensive online system for tracking the movement of flights and air traffic patterns within the greater Denver region. WebTrak Flight Tracking and Noise Information System allows the public to research data about flights to and from DEN, Centennial Airport, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Front Range Airport and Buckley Air Force Base, as well as any air traffic that transitions through the region, at The system also simplifies the process of filing a noise complaint, offering a web channel for residents who wish to register concerns regarding noise levels. DEN joins the ranks of airports like Los Angeles International, Seattle-Tacoma and London's Heathrow in offering WebTrak as a tool to its surrounding community.


Ball Aerospace ships instrument for Landsat mission

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully completed pre-ship review for the Operational Land Imager (OLI) to fly aboard the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). The imaging instrument is currently being prepared for shipment to Orbital Sciences Corporation, Gilbert, Ariz., where satellite integration will occur prior to a scheduled launch in December 2012.


Hickenlooper named to National Governors Association committees

Gov. John Hickenlooper was recently named to the nine-member National Governors Association Executive Committee. He will join governors from Nebraska, Delaware, New Jersey, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Washington in setting NGA's priorities and determining its activities.


ULA launches Juno mission to Jupiter

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Juno spacecraft for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 in Cape Canaveral, Fla., at 12:25 p.m. EDT, Aug. 5, 2011.


Magellan adds DigitalGlobe GPS handheld devices

Magellan GPS introduced a new series of worldwide satellite and aerial imagery-enhanced maps for its Magellan eXplorist and Magellan Triton handheld GPS units.