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Denver High-Tech Companies Are Developing Next-Generation GPS Systems UtilizingSophisticated Satellite Communications
Source: US Air Force. Posted at Wikimedia Commons
As a Denver-based financial consultant and founder of investment capital firm ApisVentures, I assist a variety of start-up businesses in sectors such as mining andtechnology, helping them grow into successful enterprises. Denver presents an excellentlocation for venture capital opportunities. Indeed, in the past two decades the Denver metropolitan area has grown into a vibrant hub of high-tech innovation.Denver offers the highest concentration of aerospace industry employment in theMountain West and trails only California nationally. Even without a major NASA stationlocated in the region, Denver offers more than 25,000 aerospace professionalsemployment opportunities. Many of these jobs focus on satellite television broadcasting.In addition, the University of Colorado regularly obtains more NASA research grantsthan any other university in the country. Denver-based Lockheed Martin Corporationplants have designed and built several NASA probes over the years, including thePhoenix, which collected soil samples on Mars. Additionally, Denver’s Ball Aerospace &Technologies Corp. built the Deep Impact probe, which intentionally crashed into theTempel 1 comet in order to collect invaluable data and particle samples. The Denver areaalso houses many engineers planning the mechanics of successful space launches. UnitedLaunch Alliance, based just south of the city, builds the rockets that propel NASAspacecraft into orbit. Denver defense contractors have played critical roles in developing

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