At the heart of the Rocky Mountain region, Denver is a highly active center of economic, cultural, and entertainment activity. With downtown Denver, the I-70 industrial corridor, the nearby Denver Tech Center, surrounding business districts such as Cherry Creek, and a wealth of new mixed-use infill projects, Denver’s diverse economy supports a growing population.
Denver’s diversity and abundant opportunities attract a skilled, highly-educated workforce. The city is the nation’s 2nd highest in-migration destination for the future workforce, those aged 25- to 34-years-old. Complementing its workforce, Denver has made infrastructure investments in transportation, finance, and recreation. Denver International Airport (DEN) opened in 1995 and is the sixth-busiest airport in the nation.
Denver has emerged as a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. Denver ranked No. 3 for the top market for jobs in the U.S., moving up from No. 9 last year. The ranking from The Wall Street Journal used Moody’s Analytics to rank the largest metros across the nation based on unemployment rates, new jobs, wage growth, and other factors. A U.S. Patent and Trademark Office further strengthens Denver as a leading city for innovative business.
With construction well underway on the $7.4 billion FasTracks mass transit expansion, Denver offers 41 light rail stations and major bus routes, presenting a strong variety of transit-oriented development sites for expanding firms. Signature sites include the redevelopment of Denver Union Station in Lower Downtown.