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John Spina

John Spina is a general assignment reporter for the Longmont area covering everything from the enviorment to business

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On Tuesday morning, just over nine months after purchasing AstraZeneca’s 70-acre, six-building campus at 4000 Nelson Road in Longmont, AveXis reopened it as the biotech company’s new gene therapy manufacturing plant and hopes to begin operations as soon as next week. 
Despite continued trade wars, a presidential impeachment and forecasts for slower economic growth, confidence among Colorado business leaders slightly increased heading into 2020, according to the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds Business Confidence Index released Thursday.