Colorado’s Economic Development Commission on Thursday approved nearly $11 million in state incentives to six employers in return for the creation of 683 jobs, the bulk of them paying more than $100,000 a year.
Of the six awards, five were job growth incentive tax credits and one was a cash award from the state’s strategic fund. Metro Denver was the targeted location for five of the six employers, but one company was leaning towards Steamboat Springs.
The largest award, a job growth incentive tax credit worth $5.2 million, went to a metro area database company using the code name Project Elektra, which is looking at adding 293 jobs in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois or Nebraska. The jobs will pay an average annual wage of $140,956 a year.