West Slope firms among awards finalists

Networks Unlimited in Grand Junction and the Proximity Space based in Montrose are among the latest finalists for awards honoring fast-growing Colorado companies.

Networks Unlimited and the Proximity Space are among 100 finalists for the Colorado Companies to Watch program. The finalists will be considered for awards scheduled for presentation in Denver in June.

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade joined with the Edward Lower Foundation to launch the program to honor so-called second stage companies for their innovative products, unique processes and performance in the marketplace as well as their philanthropic efforts. To participate, firms must be privately held, headquartered in Colorado, employ the equivalent of six to 99 full-time employees and generate $750,000 to $50 million in annual sales or working capital.

With offices in Grand Junction and Montrose, Networks Unlimited offers a range of information technology services as well as computer and networking sales and support in Western Colorado. For more information, visit the website at www.networksunlimited.com.

Proximity Space offers software and hardware to handle billing, access and scheduling for more than 130 co-working spaces. Proximity Space also operates co-working spaces in Montrose and Ridgway and merged with Launch West to operate the Factory in Grand Junction. For more information, visit www.proximity.space.

“We are passionate about the work we do in and for our communities, and appreciate the support of our entire state,” said Josh Freed, chief executive officer of Proximity Space. “We look forward to the announcement in June and the attention this will bring to the important economic impact co-working spaces have on the places we call home.”