International Trade

Metro Denver's strategic location, diverse industry mix, and fast-growing international airport make it a highly strategic location for international trade.

At the center of world commerce and trade

Denver’s central U.S. location on the 105th meridian at the midpoint between Tokyo and Frankfurt makes it a strategic choice for conducting international business. With its unique Mountain time zone location, Denver is the largest U.S. city offering one-bounce satellite uplinks to world satellite networks and real-time connections to six out of seven continents in one business day.

Colorado’s five largest trading partners for goods are:

  • Canada

  • Mexico

  • China

  • Japan

  • Netherlands

Denver International Airport currently offers 20 nonstop international flights in 9 countries, including the daily nonstop to Tokyo launched in 2013, and most recently, nonstop destinations to Munich, Panama City, and Guadalajara. The Guadalajara flight launched in July 2014 and nonstop service to Panama City commenced in December 2014 and was replaced with seasonal service in October 2015. Nonstop flights to Munich will start in May 2016.