Hickenlooper touts major jobs announcement

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DENVER -- As Colorado's economy slowly continues its recovery, Gov. John Hickenlooper Thursday heralded the announcement of another major company's decision to build its world headquarters in Douglas County, which will create hundreds of jobs.

TriZetto, which provides world-class healthcare IT software and service solutions that drive administrative efficiency, will build a 165,000 square foot complex in the Meridian International Business Center, the company announced Thursday morning.

The decision is expected to create 500 construction jobs, and 750 new jobs at TriZetto over the next five years.

“As companies like TriZetto grow and expand in Colorado, we further solidify Colorado as the best state to do business,” said Hickenlooper.

“TriZetto recognized Colorado’s highly-educated workforce, strong healthcare and technology industry sector, expansive pool of local talent from area colleges and accessible location for visiting clients. We are committed to helping businesses grow and thrive here, and we look forward to seeing more businesses expand in Colorado.”

Hickenlooper, along with the state's economic development chief, Ken Lund, touted the announcement, coming a few months after Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 140 company, announced it was moving its world headquarters to Englewood, as further proof of Colorado's business-friendly brand.

“TriZetto’s commitment to expanding in Colorado demonstrates that our efforts to attract, retain and grow jobs here are working,” said Lund.

According to the state, TriZetto’s worldwide headquarters will bring up to $250 million of capital investment in the state over the next five years, as well as $70 million in worker pay annually, money that will be reinvested largely in Colorado’s economy.

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