Editor- Denver Business Journal
Milkshakes as medicine, the aftermath of the Aurora theater shootings, and a developer taking on City Hall. These stories and more in this week’s print edition of the Denver Business Journal, available exclusively to subscribers.
• A small Broomfield company has gotten a big boost from food industry giant Nestle this year and has doubled its workforce as a result. Accera, which makes a milkshake-like product called Axona that targets Alzheimer’s patients, is pioneering in the field of “medical foods.” Axona has been prescribed to 35,000 patients in the two years it’s been commercially available. It works by replenishing depleted amounts of glucose in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers. Greg Avery reports.
• How will the nation perceive Colorado in the wake of yet another violent, gun-related tragedy? The DBJ’s Heather Draper talks to experts about why negative perceptions are unlikely to linger and why no area of the country is immune from similar events.
• Jesse Morreale isn’t the first developer to grouse about city building inspectors. But few can remember anyone who has conducted such a public battle with city officials over the closure of his popular El Diablo restaurant and Sketch Wine Bar on June 10. The DBJ’s Dennis Huspeni looks into the dispute.
• Longmont-based DigitalGlobe’s $900 million proposed buyout of GeoEye is expected to preserve significant local jobs, Avery report. Had the deal gone the other way, a local stalwart could have been hit sharply.
• The City of Denver is rolling out a new loan program for small business that Mayor Michael Hancock hopes will spur growth in neighborhoods ripe for economic development. Ed Sealover reports.
• And we offer our 24-page special section profiling Denver’s fastest-growing private companies, plus our Real Estate Quarterly roundup of market trends.
Neil Westergaard is editor of the Denver Business Journal and writes for the “Broadway 17th” blog.
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