Cover story: CenturyLink’s a Louisiana company, Colorado style – Denver Business Journal

On paper, the Denver metro area lost a corporate headquarters address — and one of its spots on the Fortune 500 — when Louisiana-based CenturyLink Inc. bought Broomfield-based Level 3 Communications last fall. But in practice, that hasn’t meant what it usually means. Typically, when a local business is bought by a larger out-of-state company, the local headquarters is gutted and replaced by far-away management. But this time, in many…