President Shaffer Celebrates News Denver will be home to U.S. Patent Office
Office expected to generate $440 million and 1,000 new jobs
DENVER— Reports indicate Denver has been selected by the United States Commerce Department to be the location of one of four new satellite offices of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. An official announcement is expected soon.
This past legislative session, legislators joined with business and civic leaders from across Colorado to call on the Federal Government to bring a patent office to Denver. The legislature unanimously passed a joint resolution, sponsored by Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-Longmont) and Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs), supporting the efforts to bring the office to Colorado.
President Shaffer offered the following comment on the news:
“We in Colorado know this is the best place to live, work, and start a business, and that message seems to have been heard loud and clear in Washington. This office will be good for our economy and will allow us to capitalize on Colorado's spirit of invention. I’m proud that the work of so many Coloradans has paid off, and it demonstrates what can happen when Democrats and Republicans work together to bring jobs to our state.”