Metro Denver is making headlines

Metro Denver's robust economy and expanding infrastructure are making headlines nationally. Check out what the media has to say about our region.

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Dear Amazon, We Picked Your
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Sept. 9, 2017 | Read why the NYT chose Denver for HQ2.

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Passive Migration: Denver Wins Big as Financial Firms Relocate to Cut Costs

July 26, 2017 | Denver's investments sector is growing at twice the national average, according to the WSJ.

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Colorado's shale fields turn the Centennial State into a force for oil production

July 15, 2017 | The state is proving resilient in the face of a protracted price slump and challenges to the fossil fuel industry.


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Gov. Hickenlooper on Colorado's Improved Business Climate

July 12, 2017 | Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper discusses improving the state's business climate with Bloomberg's David Gura.


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How Colorado is trying to cash in on the multibillion-dollar space race

July 11, 2017 | Colorado ranks just behind California in terms of its aerospace economy.


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5 U.S. Cities Poised To Become Tomorrow's Tech Meccas

March 23, 2017 | The Mile High City scores big with startups seeking talent, connectivity, and culture.


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Colorado Reinvented by Influx of Young Workers, New Companies

March 10, 2017 | One of the nation's highest population gains and lowest unemployment rates are boosting Colorado’s economy. Colorado ranks ninth among the Best States, thanks in part to innovative companies such as Dish Network and others that boosted its economy to No. 1 in the nation.


Colorado's Aerospace Industry: Going the Distance

March 9, 2017 | According to AIAA's Executive Report, in Colorado‚ÄĒhome to the nation's second-largest aerospace economy‚ÄĒthe challenges of physical distance and the importance of geography still drive some of the greatest innovations taking place in the industry today.¬†

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Best Places to Live in the USA

Feb. 7, 2017 | Metro Denver took the No. 2 spot on the inaugural list, receiving high marks for its desirability, job market, and net migration.

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Foodies Know: Boulder Has Become a Hub for New Producers

Feb. 4, 2017 | Boulder is "known as the place where new companies are challenging the old guard in the food business," according to the NYT. The article details why up-and-coming food companies are relocating to Boulder.

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Denver’s gritty back door could become its new gateway

Dec. 27, 2016 | The NYTs featured the multimillions in investment pouring into Denver's River North (RiNo).

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Denver ranks No. 1 on 2016 Best Places for Business and Careers

Oct. 19, 2016 | Denver nabbed the top spot for the second-straight year thanks to its diverse economy, growth outlook, and educated workforce. The quest for work-life balance has made Colorado a hot destination for millennials and companies in search of talent. 

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Is Denver becoming America's coolest city?

Sept. 14, 2016 | A friendly, warm and easily walkable city, full of laid-back charm and both urban and natural splendours, it’s come a long way since that gold mining camp by the South Platte River just over 150 years ago, and its progress is gathering speed. Once again, The Mile High City is on the up.

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Ask Colorado Whether Infrastructure Spending Works

Sept. 6, 2016 | Colorado's bet on infrastructure has been a bonanza for investors as well. As the Denver population booms, the city's and state's unemployment rates remain among the lowest at 3.8 percent. >>Video

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Colorado's push to lead the space race

Aug. 30, 2016 | The Rocky Mountain state has become a leader in the race for space jobs.

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Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

July 28, 2016 | Boulder is the "perfect storm for startups" and No. 1 in the country on Entrepreneur Magazine's 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs list. 

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Denver's Appeal to Millennials

July 20, 2016 | Denver's coolness factor has made it a top destination and magnet for millennials, with 33.2 percent of jobs in the region held by 19- to 34-year-olds.

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Colorado ranks 3rd for Top States 

July 12, 2016 | Colorado, the Centennial State, comes in third on this year's list for America's Top States for Business, up from a fourth-place finish last year. Colorado's best category ranking was its workforce. 

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Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper: Key Is to Diversify Economy (VIDEO)

July 6, 2016 | Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper (D) discusses the state's economy, unemployment, and the oil and gas industry. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Gura at the Allen & Co. Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.
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Denver is one of 15 most dynamic cities in U.S.

June 20, 2016 | Mile-high appreciation and an influx of millenials are creating exciting investment opportunities in Denver.

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The Train That Saved Denver

May 19, 2016 | The car-choked city overcame regional distrust to build a major transit system that is remaking the urban core and the suburbs, too.

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Denver’s Vintage Train Station Gets (Another) Update

April 26, 2016 | Denver Union Station took on a new role as the city’s transportation heart when the electric commuter rail line from Denver International Airport, 22.8 miles east, began making the 37-minute trip into the city.

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14 reasons why Denver is the best place to live in America

April 23, 2016 | Business Insider notes that U.S. News & World Report recently named Denver the best place to live in America, and it delivers. From a strong job market and low unemployment rate to a thriving restaurant scene, Denver has become a cultural hub.


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Denver’s new airport train starts service

April 22, 2016 | USA Today discusses Metro Denver's transit expansion program and the positive impact it has had. The new service is expected to continue to bring economic growth, new business development, and event attraction to the region. 

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Denver Opens Train to Airport, Passengers Save Money and Skip Traffic

April 22, 2016 | Forbes covers the opening of the University of Colorado A Line and the benefits to its passengers. 

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Visiting Denver Now Easier (and Better) with New Airport Train

April 21, 2016 | Travel writer Larry Olmsted has previously written in Forbes about Denver’s Downtown renaissance, which he notes is the most significant of many such urban revivals in the entire country. Now, the train to the airport makes the city even more travel friendly.

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Human Mission to Mars Closer than Ever Thanks to Colorado Aerospace Companies

April 17, 2016 | Colorado companies Sierra Nevada Corp., Ball Aerospace & Technologies, and Lockheed Martin are assisting NASA in developing the technology needed to bring humans to Mars. 

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Finding Urban Islands of Prosperity in a Patchwork National Economy

March 31, 2016 | The Denver metropolitan area has become a showcase of the sunnier side of the American economy. 

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Best Places to Live in the USA

March 2, 2016 | Metro Denver took the No. 1 spot on the inaugural list, receiving high marks for its desirability, quality of life, and job prospects. Colorado Springs ranked fifth.


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How Denver Became an Unexpected Startup Mecca

Feb. 19, 2016 | The region's innovative, unique environment is one of the reasons why Denver has quietly become one of the fastest-growing startup meccas in the United States.


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Super Bowl victory a boost for Denver economy

Feb. 12, 2016 | One of the world's biggest sports events is now over. The Broncos are the U.S. Super Bowl Champions and Denver may be cashing in long after the players left the field.




Denver boom driven by Millennials, infrastructure projects

Feb. 5, 2016 | Denver real estate prices are booming and the recently-renovated Denver International Airport was ranked by passengers as North America’s second-best air hub for customer satisfaction.


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As Denver heads into the Super Bowl, how's its economy doing (Audio)

Feb. 4, 2016 | Bloomberg Radio takes a look at Metro Denver's dynamic economic growth, particularly in the financial and investment services sector. 

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Have a beer, smile, and don’t be afraid to chat

Feb. 3, 2016 | Metro Denver is home to a Super Bowl contender, it is also a super city for business. 

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Delta and Virgin Crowd More California Flights into United's Denver Hub

Nov. 25, 2015 | The addition of flights from two key California tech markets is a sign of the strength of Denver International Airport.


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Why People Actually Like the Denver Airport

Nov. 10, 2015 | An interview with Denver International Airport (DIA) CEO Kim Day highlights DIA's innovation and leadership among the world's most modern and efficient airports. 

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Go West (and South), Young Job-Seeker

Nov. 9, 2015 | With about 1,500 investment mangement industry jobs expected to be added in Metro Denver, the region, along with other areas of the country, is highlighted as a dynamic, growing financial hub.

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Denver enjoys new golden age thanks to booming technology sector

Oct. 23, 2015 | Colorado's capital is featured as having one of the strongest property markets in the U.S., attracting 100 out-of-state residents in four years for the fifth-highest migration in the U.S.



Race to rebuild America's crumbling airports

Aug. 19, 2015 | Denver International Airport (DIA) is featured as the national model for the advantages of building an all-new airport. CNBC also features DIA's success as well its ability to double in size.

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Denver leads the 2015 Best Places for Business and Careers

July 29, 2015 | Denver ranks No. 1 for the first time, moving up from fourth place in 2014. Companies are increasingly choosing Denver for business expansions or relocations.

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GPS navigation has turned 20 years old  (VIDEO)


July 24, 2015 | Colorado is at the center of GPS navigation. This segment by CCTV America (China Central Television) America highlights the launch and 20th anniversary of GPS.



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Denver Job Market Lures Millennials

July 24, 2015 | Millennials are flocking to the Mile High City, but it isn’t the nearby ski slopes, microbreweries or urban hiking trails that are attracting them: It’s the jobs.

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Denver Mayor: The Role of Government in Supporting Small Business (VIDEO)

July 6, 2015 | Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says his city's focus on entrepreneurs has helped create 40,000 new jobs in the last four years.

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Colorado fourth-best state for business (VIDEO)

June 24, 2015 | CNBC ranked Colorado No. 4 in its annual Top States for Business list. Colorado's best category is its economy with unemployment well below the national average. 

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Leading Locations for 2015: Denver-Aurora-Broomfield Ranks First

June 15, 2015 | Area Development ranked the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield MSA No. 1 in its 2015 Leading Locations study. The key categories evaluated: prime workforce, economic strength, year-over-year growth, and ‚Äúrecession-busting‚ÄĚ attributes ‚ÄĒ are all critical factors for business leaders to assess when considering a location or expansion.

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Infrastructure Investment Pays Off ‚ÄĒ A Tale Of Two States

June 14, 2015 | There are lots of reasons for bondholders to love Colorado and show no respect for New Jersey. Here's a big one: infrastructure. Colorado made a huge investment in it and is getting rewarded by investors. New Jersey didn't and is being punished.

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Property Boom has Denver Building New Rocky Mountain High

June 9, 2015 | The Mile High City’s skyline is getting a glassy new addition, the latest sign that the U.S. office sector is strengthening beyond just large coastal markets. Property firm Hines breaks ground on a 40-story office tower.

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Denver hits mile-high note on regionalism

June 5, 2015 | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Atlanta Forward 2015 is a yearlong examination of the economic state of metro Atlanta. Dan Chapman's full report looks deeply at how Denver's regionalism is a success, and what lessons metro Atlanta can learn. 

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What's Behind Denver's Booming Economy?

June 5, 2015 | MSNBC highlights Denver as one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock discusses factors such as unprecedented rates of millennial migration, innovation, entrepreneurism, and company relocations contributing to Metro Denver's economic growth.

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How Clean Energy Works for Colorado

June 3, 2015 | An op-ed by Bob Keefe, Executive Director of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), highlights how Coloradans have learned first-hand that clean energy and smart policies can be good for their state, and that other other states should embrace the lessons learned.

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Students measure space dust as new horizons heads for Pluto

May 25, 2015 | The Venetia Burney Student Dust Counter, an instrument created by the students at the University of Colorado, has been collecting dust data for the past nine years. This information will enable scientists to understand more about Kuiper Belt activity.



What can New Hampshire do to emulate Denver?

May 20, 2015 | An op-ed by Bill Norton, president of Norton Asset Management, highlights Denver's renaissance and economic growth as a tech hub with a high quality of life that attracts young workers.

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Hickenlooper’s Steak Dinners Lure CEOs as Colorado Economy Rises

May 19, 2015 | Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is the state's top salesperson. His sell, Colorado's healthy economy. The state ranked No. 4 in employment growth during the past 5 years and No. 5 in personal-income growth, Bloomberg data show.

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Unlike Most Redevelopment, Denver's Embraces Its Wild Past

May 14, 2015 | Instead of just turning its underused land into housing and retail like most cities, Denver is building a community that blends its Wild West roots with the 21st century.

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Denver’s Airport Has Become the U.S. Airport By Which All Others Are Measured

May 6, 2015 | A new 519-room hotel and rail line connecting it to the rehabilitated downtown Union Station put the finishing touches on a facility once derided as an expensive boondoggle, as Denver recorded the sixth-highest economic growth of any U.S. metropolitan area last year.

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A Truce in the War Between Cities and Their Suburbs

April 29, 2015 | How did Denver go from an ailing city to a vibrant regional economy? The city and its surrounding suburbs had to decide that working together was preferable to struggling separately.

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From 55M miles away, students manage space probe

April 28, 2015 | Students at the University of Colorado Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics manage major space projects, thanks to ties with Colorado's leading space contractors.

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When Your Kid Moves Out West, She Takes the U.S. Economy With Her

April 27, 2015 | Millennials overwhelmingly prefer western cities such as Houston and Denver, according to William H. Frey. a demographer at Brookings.

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Jobless-Rate Moves in 2014: Colorado Best, Louisiana Worst

January 27, 2015 | In Colorado, which enjoyed the biggest proportional drop in unemployment, healthy hiring lowered its rate to 4 percent from 6.2 percent. Colorado's employers added 62,300 jobs, boosting its payrolls 2.6 percent, the nation's 10th best job gain.

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NASA Launches New Colorado-Built Orion Spacecraft And New Era

December 5, 2014 | NASA’s new Colorado-built Orion spacecraft streaked into orbit Friday on a high-stakes test flight meant to usher in a new era of human exploration leading ultimately to Mars.

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Denver Airport Lands Panama Flight, Now Seeks Istanbul and Dubai

November 10, 2014 | Denver International Airport is one of deregulation's success stories, a major airport in a medium-sized city that is now acquiring the sorts of trophies that distinguish a leading 21 st century airport.

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How Denver's mile-high ambition is a road map for Toronto transit

October 2, 2014 | What led a car-loving community to bet big on public transit offers something Toronto desperately needs: a road map for becoming unstuck, and reclaiming our reputation as a city that gets transformative ideas off the ground.

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How Denver Leaders Pulled Off a Public Transit Miracle

October 1, 2014 | Voters agreed to tax themselves for a commuter rail network. Then a budget shortfall almost doomed the whole project. Now it's on track to completion.