Panasonic Enterprise Solutions announced it is building a new technology center and business solutions hub near Denver International Airport, bringing more than 330 jobs to the city. Mayor Michael Hancock calls this a "first win" for the Denver Aerotropolis. He also says it is "the catalytic opportunity we have been waiting for."
The new facility will be part of Peña Boulevard Station, a 400-acre transit-oriented development at East 61st Avenue and Peña Boulevard, where a commuter rail line is expected to open in 2016.
Panasonic's project is also expected to be completed in summer 2016.
The location will house Panasonic's Eco Solutions line, which installs large-scale solar systems and includes a battery storage and testing facility
The company's rapidly growing audio-visual solutions business, best known for the large video screens and scoreboards at sporting and entertainment venues, also will be based here.
That means many of the expected jobs, which are concentrated in professional services and manufacturing, could end up as local hires. "We will need a lot of engineers," Doyle said.