Clark's Cone of Silence

A unique look at economic development in the region

Where Infrastructure Goes...Companies Follow

A pertinent quote from Sam Hunter, former head of corporate real estate for GTE Corporation: “We don’t look at where you are as a community; we look at where you’re going.” If there is one thing we have learned in Metro Denver it is this: Building world-class infrastructure during recessions generates jobs during and after recessions.


The Importance of Nonstop International Flights to Europe

Metro Denver EDC and Denver International Airport (DIA) have been pursuing nonstop flights to European destinations since 1987. It wasn’t that we “loved” flying to London, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, and Stockholm—meeting with airlines in their home offices, attending their global conferences, and endeavoring to become friends with the people who determine where the “asset” is placed.


About Tom Clark

Tom has over 30 years of economic development experience at the state, regional, and local levels, spanning from Illinois to Colorado. He is known both for his quips and his candor. Often quoted in the local and national press on Metro Denver’s economy, his iPhone is his most valued possession next to his Les Paul guitar. He is also famous for writing parody songs, maintaining an orderly office, and funding the office swear jar. Tom says that if wasn’t an economic developer, his dream would be to work in a chocolate factory.

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About The Cone of Silence

Invented by Professor Cone from TV’s "Get Smart," the Cone of Silence was designed to protect the most secret of conversations by enshrouding its users within a transparent sound-proof shield. Unfortunately, from experience, we have also learned that it never works properly. This blog offers those outside our “Cone of Silence” a unique look at economic development in the region.

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