Colorado Companies to Watch (CCTW) today announced the 2017 Finalists of the 9th Annual Colorado Companies to Watch Awards, a unique program that honors 50 high-performing 2nd stage companies from across the state for their performance in the marketplace, innovative products, unique processes, and philanthropic actions.
“The 2017 Colorado Companies to Watch Finalists represent the state’s most innovative and impactful businesses,” said Rick Ninneman, CCTW Chairman of the Board. “We are proud to recognize the contributions of 2nd stage companies in Colorado, that often work behind the scenes creating the bulk of economic growth in our state.”
Second-stage companies are those that have moved past the startup stage and into a period of growth. The 2017 Finalists selected significantly impact the state’s economy by collectively providing thousands of jobs and contributing millions of dollars in revenue while representing Colorado’s diverse economic landscape.
CCTW receives close to 1,000 nominations year after year, 100 are chosen as finalists. Of these, 50 winners will ultimately be chosen by the esteemed CCTW volunteer judging panel. Winners will be announced at the 9th Annual Gala Awards Dinner on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Denver Marriott City Center. Registration for the event will open soon at ColoradoCompaniestoWatch.org.
Colorado Companies to Watch is an awards program honoring 2nd-stage companies headquartered in the state of Colorado. The 400 companies that have been honored since the program’s inception demonstrate high performance in the marketplace or exhibit innovative products or processes. The program is designed to seek businesses from a wide range of industries throughout the state, not just the major metropolitan areas. The 50 companies selected each year make an astounding impact on Colorado's economy by collectively providing thousands of jobs and contributing millions of dollars in revenue. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) launched the program in 2009 in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation and valuable community partners from across Colorado.