by Jack Minor
A spokesman from Noble Energy told the Gazette that they are currently hiring 30 employees for a new field office in Greeley. This clarifies a Tribune article that implied the office would hire 300.
Based on an initial report in the Greeley Tribune, other news outlets reported Noble Energy would be hiring 300 people for a new field office in Greeley. The Gazette contacted Noble Energy and was told that, while the office will hold 300 employees, they only plan to hire between 30 and 45 new workers. Some of the new workers will be working in the Denver office. The remainder of the employees housed at the Greeley office will come from the Platteville office. The Platteville office will remain open.
The Tribune also reported that NASA is considering a technology park for the locations of the Hewlett-Packard building and the Eastman Kodak campus. Alth0ugh the locations are being considered for a technology park, NASA is not involved with the purchase.
The Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology states that a public-private partnership was formed with NASA by whenthe Space Act Agreement was signed.
CAMT in turn will partner with private companies to develop the Aerospace Clean Energy Manufacturing and Innovation Center. The Center will eventually house up to 100 businesses that will share access to NASA and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Through the agreement CAMT hopes to create 10,000 jobs throughout the state not just in Greeley. The technology park location has not yet been chosen. CAMT is not disclosing details regarding discussions for the site location at this time. The NASA connection primarily consists of providing a liason between the two organizations.
The purpose of the Space Act Agreement is to launch the Technical Assistance Program (TAP). The program was developed by CAMT to provide technical assistance, shared services, and consulting to Colorado companies focused on clean energy and Aerospace. TAP is intended to help shorten the time between product development and production from an average of five years to 18 months.
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