Regionalism

Metro Denver is a national model for regional cooperation in economic development, political action, culture, and sports.

Our region has a long history of getting big projects done. In the last three decades, the region diversified its oil and gas-dependent economy, spearheaded construction of the nation’s only new airport in the past 25 years, and rolled on the nation’s largest, single transit buildout.

Workforce

It’s no secret that Metro Denver attracts talent. More than 43 percent of our residents have a bachelor’s degree or better. While Metro Denver attracts workers from all over the world, it’s also growing its own energetic minds.

A robust educational system—from preschool to post-doctorate—prepares a workforce that’s well matched to the evolving needs of today’s workplace.

Innovation

Our state is second to none in concentrated talent, making Metro Denver a crucible for innovation and entrepreneurism. Partnerships among our research universities and national laboratories and the business community breeds company success.

Our entrepreneurial business environment is propelling forward with dynamic industries, significant venture capital awards, and high concentrations of scientific and research talent.

Infrastructure

With a modern and efficient international airport, the Metro Denver region’s central location and growing economy combine to make the area one of the country’s most important transportation hubs.

Metro Denver is a model for the country when it comes to solving transportation challenges, taking steps to reduce sprawl, and create new neighborhoods along transit. We’re definitely keeping our eyes on the road ahead.

Health & Wellness

Metro Denver’s dynamic outdoor environment and emphasis on health combine to make it one of the healthiest regions in the United States.

It’s no secret Metro Denver is positively preoccupied with staying fit and healthy. Attribute it to our nearly 300 days of spectacular sunshine, exceptionally mild climate, or the Rocky Mountains in our back yard. The fact is Metro Denver has a balanced lifestyle where health, family, and career complement one another.

When you move your company here, be sure to pack your hiking boots.

Healthy Employees = Healthy Companies

By promoting their workers' health, employers can boost their bottom line. Metro Denver companies know that a healthy workforce can help restrain spiraling healthcare costs. That's why a growing number of Metro Denver businesses offer:

  • Free medical screenings
  • Discounts or cash incentives to encourage exercise
  • Fitness facilities
  • Smoking cessation

Worksite Wellness Programs

  • To aid efforts already in place at the region's companies, LiveWell Colorado a worksite program for companies to implement—LiveWell@Work. The program provides resources for employers to promote access to healthy food and physical activity through environmental and policy change at their worksites.
  • The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center empowers the region's employees through a 16-week transformational weight loss program based on the State of Slim book by Drs. James Hill and Holly Wyatt.
  • The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and its affiliates, including the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, participate in the "Biggest Mover" six-week wellness program. Staff members use Fitbit monitors to monitor steps, water consumption, and daily calories with health-related prizes awarded for meeting personal goals.