Boosting Innovation: Spectrum AMT Expands in Colorado Springs

Today, Governor Polis and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced that Spectrum Advanced Manufacturing Technologies has selected Colorado Springs, Colorado for expansion. The company creates products that are integral to advanced manufacturing and assembly, and provides quick-turn product development and manufacturing services for aerospace, medical, industrial and commercial marketplaces.

“Colorado is a leader in advanced manufacturing, and Spectrum AMT will create over 100 new good-paying jobs in this important industry. We are thrilled to see Spectrum AMT expand in Colorado Springs and this new investment will help Colorado remain the best place to live, work and do business,” said Governor Polis. 

In Colorado Springs, Spectrum AMT will expand its existing facility by 3,000 square feet and add a new 12,000-square-foot building dedicated to manufacturing and assembly spaces.    

“This expansion signifies a strategic response to the growing demand for Spectrum AMT’s expertise in high-reliability electronics manufacturing,” said Jeff Gilbert, Chief Operating Officer. “We are deeply committed to not only supporting critical industries like aerospace and defense but also contributing meaningfully to the advancement of technologies that shape the future, from space exploration and scientific discovery to addressing global medical challenges. We are proud to be part of an ecosystem that fosters innovation and economic growth, and we are excited to continue playing a vital role in Colorado Springs, a community that has been instrumental in our continued success.” 

The company expects to create over 100 net new jobs at an average annual wage of $85,407, which is 135% of the average annual wage in El Paso County. The positions will include marketing and sales, engineers, inspectors, accountants, production associates, administrative support, and technicians. 

"Companies like Spectrum AMT provide invaluable services to Colorado’s strong aerospace and defense industry, which employs more than 240,000 people in our state and contributes $16 billion to our economy every year. By expanding in Colorado Springs, Spectrum AMT will contribute to our continued leadership in this critical industry,” said OEDIT Executive Director Eve Lieberman. 

“I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Spectrum on their continued investment and expansion in Colorado Springs. As a leader in medical, commercial, and defense technology, Spectrum’s expansion will bring with it a wave of exciting opportunities,” said Mayor of Colorado Springs, Yemi Mobolade. “Their decision to expand here is a testament to our City's skilled workforce and vibrant business environment. Furthermore, it showcases the incredible potential of Colorado Springs as a city for business retention, growth, and advancement. We look forward to continuing our partnership long into the future with their groundbreaking AR/XR technology that will continue to bring high-paying jobs and millions of economic investments into our community.”

The Colorado Economic Development Commission approved up to $1,281,974 in a performance-based Job Growth Incentive Tax Credit for the company over an eight-year period. These incentives are contingent upon Spectrum AMT, referred to as Project Da Vinci throughout the OEDIT review process, meeting net new job creation and salary requirements. 

The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC facilitated a local incentive package with the City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County valued at $275,496.

“Colorado Springs is recognized around the world for our talented workforce, cutting-edge technology, and quality of life, which supports business innovation and growth,” said Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer, President and CEO of Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC. “Spectrum will bring hundreds of well-paying, high-tech manufacturing jobs to our region, boosting our local businesses and the economy, supporting national security missions, and solidifying the Pikes Peak region’s competitive standing as a sought-after place to live, work, and play.”

"El Paso County is thrilled to welcome Spectrum’s expansion, supported by the Enterprise Zone Tax Credits program, which offers them over $250,000 in financial incentives for innovation and growth. This partnership demonstrates our commitment to job creation and economic growth and enriches our community and business landscape. Spectrum’s expansion also marks a significant addition to our region by ensuring technological advancements and local employment opportunities. We look forward to Spectrum’s contributions towards our collective goal of a thriving, dynamic El Paso County,” said Commissioner Cami Bremer, Chairwoman of the Board of El Paso County Commissioners.

In addition to Colorado, Spectrum AMT considered Tulsa, Oklahoma for expansion. The company currently has 54 employees, all of whom are in Colorado. 

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