Big Food finds a home in Colorado


When two giants in the nation’s flour milling industry announced plans in early 2013 to combine about 40 of their mills under a new joint venture called Ardent Mills LLC, Denver didn’t stand out as an obvious choice for the company’s headquarters. But efforts by the Colorado Wheat Growers, the head of Colorado State University and Gov. John Hickenlooper, among others, landed Ardent and the 200 high-paying jobs the company expects at its downtown offices.