40th Parallel Consulting, LLC, an economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business (EDWOSB), was established in August 2011 to provide professional, technical and management support services to private and public-sector clients. Based out of Boulder, Colorado, 40th Parallel Consulting provides expertise, processes and tools to support federal, state and local government projects and programs, and works with private entities to assist in marketing, management and project delivery.
What’s With the Name?
The 40th Parallel — the line that follows the parallel of latitude 40° North — was commissioned in July 1859. Government surveyors, Withrow and Todd, were charged with establishing the line demarcating Nebraska Territory on the north, and Kansas Territory on the south, and was to terminate at “the summit of the Rocky Mountains” creating the alignment for Baseline Road in Boulder, Colorado. The survey crew navigated scorching plains and rugged mountainous terrain, traversing a distance of 345 miles in 55 days, to complete the difficult and important task at hand. The name 40th Parallel Consulting celebrates the hard work and tenacity of this historic survey party as well as all present-day entrepreneurs, engineers, surveyors, explorers and visionaries whose remarkable work enriches civil society on a daily basis.