EDITOR’s NOTES: Colorado will be getting a slice of the $10 billion authorized by the CHIPS and Science Act to spur investments in new technologies and increase America’s competitiveness. If Colorado’s Elevate Quantum does well, it could then be eligible for up to $50-70 million dollars in grant funding during the 2nd phase of the process. Those grants are expected to be awarded in 2024. Elevate Quantum, is a newly formed group, a consortium of private quantum companies, investors, startups and universities like University of Colorado and Colorado School of Mines.
I have some big news. Colorado is now home to a brand-new Regional Tech Hub!
Folks, this is HUGE, and I’ll tell you why.
We wrote, negotiated, and passed our bipartisan CHIPS + Science Act with the goal of spurring U.S. innovation, reinvigorating domestic manufacturing, and updating the American economy to keep up. The Regional Tech Hub program does just that by investing in workforce development, building manufacturing capability, and commercializing critical technologies that strengthen our economic and national security.
Colorado is already well primed to be the home for a tech hub with our skilled workforce and powerhouse innovation economy, and just this week the Biden-Harris Administration announced that Colorado’s tech hub will be the national epicenter of quantum computing! This will launch Colorado as the Silicon Valley of quantum technology while bringing thousands of good-paying jobs to the state, driving regional economic development, and catapulting technologies from labs to markets.
This announcement came on the heels of advocacy from the ENTIRE Colorado delegation back in August where we made the cast that Colorado is the best place for a tech hub.
This is the culmination of the hard work we started on my first day as Mayor of Denver: making Colorado the best place in the country to do business, to find a good-paying job, and to live a good life. This tech hub will future-proof our successes and ensure we remain an economic and technological powerhouse.
…………………..Senator John Hickenlooper
Colorado Sun article with information on Colorado companies, and much more details.