Twitter doubles its Boulder presence, again

Boulder’s consumer tech footprint grows

By BLDRfly Staff Dec 2 2020

Twitter has signed a 65,000-square-foot lease in the under-construction Railyards at S’PARK building at 3401 Bluff Street, and, in the process, is set to double its Boulder presence, as reported by BizWest.

Twitter first landed in Boulder in 2014 when it acquired Boulder startup Gnip, a social media data aggregation and presentation tool, and is part of a vibrant tech ecosystem that just keeps growing. Those like Dan Caruso, co-founder of Boulder’s iconic startup Zayo Group, and Brad Feld, co-founder of Techstars, have helped make Boulder a formidable tech hub.

Boulder has attracted tech companies since the 1960’s when IBM first called called the area home with a campus, giving rise to other tech companies such as Zayo Group and global tech accelerator Techstars. Big tech companies like Google, Amazon, Apple and Twitter all came to Boulder as well over time — and now Twitter’s footprint sets in to expand as the company moves from its old space at the Wencel Building at 1301 Walnut Street to Bluff Street.

This is the second time that Twitter has expanded to double its prior size, the first time in 2016 when it moved into the Wencel Building with a lease for 30,000 square feet south of Pearl Street Mall. Twitter’s new lease makes it the primary tenant in the 70,000-square-foot building, signaling what seems like solid faith in Boulder’s continued evolution as a leader in the tech and consumer tech space.

Twitter has not yet released information on staff will move in, but we imagine the new added space will also create some new jobs for Boulder techies, and bring more mountain-side.

Boulder becoming a big-tech playground

Header Image: Twitter’s current headquarters at the Wencel Building downtown. Image: