Twitter Plans Big Expansion In Boulder

Twitter is planning a big expansion of its operations in Boulder.

The San Francisco-based tech company is leasing 30,000 square feet of office space in downtown Boulder -- that's enough room to double its local staff of about 100, the Denver Post reports. Twitter currently has 15 job openings in the city.

Twitter established itself in Boulder in 2014 when it bought Gnip, a local social data company.

"We've grown about 20 percent since the time of acquisition, and we're actually accelerating that growth with the new space," Chris Moody, vice president of data strategy, told the Post.

The expansion comes just months after Twitter announced it would lay off about 8 percent of its work force. Moody told the Post data analysis, which the Boulder team specializes in, is a company priority right now.