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.

Working together for a vibrant future. It's how we do business in Metro Denver.

Economic development without boundaries

An affiliate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Metro Denver EDC is the nation’s first and only truly regional economic development entity, bringing together more than 70 cities, counties, and economic development agencies in Metro Denver and Northern Colorado.

Success realized:

  • A catalyst for economic prosperity, the Metro Denver EDC met its initial goal of creating 100,000 new jobs by 2008.
    • In early 2009, the Metro Denver EDC successfully completed a five-year capital campaign to broaden its business leadership base and raise an additional $5 million over five years for programs to grow the economy.
    • Each of the Metro Denver EDC’s economic development partner organizations is committed to the economic vitality of the entire region, and is able to communicate the benefits of Metro Denver first—and individual communities second.

When site selectors or companies come to visit, we focus on their needs. Without pressure, we provide all the information needed to make an informed decision. If you’re considering relocating or expanding your company, you won’t find a better resource than the Metro Denver EDC.