Discover how the Elevation Effect can work for you.

What is the Elevation Effect?

The Elevation Effect is not just about the altitude of our beautiful state. It’s about the attitude embodied by those who call this place home, and those considering it. It’s a compelling way to communicate the spirit of doing business — and living life to the fullest — in the Metro Denver region.

Set up shop at the intersection of work hard and play hard

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Talent

A passionate employee seeking fulfilling job opportunities in a place that lets you live your best life.

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Business

A business owner looking to find the perfect home for you, or your employees. Whether it's an HQ, a major expansion or an outpost.

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Investor

An investor looking for a region filled with talented employees, visionary businesses and an adventurous lifestyle that furthers innovation.

A Region on the Rise

Metro Denver brings natural beauty, urban culture and an energetic workforce together into an environment filled with a sense of adventure and purpose.

Dynamic and much more than just Denver.

With small, medium and large cities, multiple emerging industries and a large international airport surrounded by a constellation of regional flight centers, Metro Denver houses opportunities of all shapes and sizes.

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Big opportunities for bigger adventures.

From snow sportsm water activities, hiking and backpacking to breweries, concerts, and everything in between, Metro Denver inspires and recharges go-getters of every kind.

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A million ways to take your career to new heights.

With the second best talent market in the country, the Front Range offers the best in upskilling, apprenticeships and traditional higher education to further your career. The only thing that's required is passion.

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Nationally respected. In your neighborhood.

As of 2021, 10 Fortune 500 companies call Metro Denver home, which not only means job opportunities at some of our nation's highest earning companies but also, access to the ecosystem that develops around these industry leaders.

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Warm. Welcoming. And going places.

A place as special as Metro Denver would just be a place without a warm, welcoming and passionate community of visionaries, innovators and people who are always down for a weekend adventure -- whether it's exploring a new trail, catching a concert or pushing a project just a little further.

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Elevating the Region's Best

Learn about how the Elevation Effect brings out the excellence of our best and brightest.

Ruth Dejene

Ruth Dejene, Architectural Designer

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"Colorado lifestyle is more open and inviting than previous cities I have lived in."

Angela Vichick

Angela Vichick, Attorney

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"Colorado draws in an eclectic crowd from across the country and beyond, making for a diverse mixture of talent and viewpoints."

Jason Michael

Jason Michael, SVP of Public Relations

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"Colorado is such a smorgasbord of unique talent. Denver is a tech hub but across the spectrum of the space. Public companies, unicorns, startups, they're all here trying to change the world in their own way."

Lucie Tran

Lucie Tran, Director Program Management

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"My friends and colleagues are able to be homeowners and legitimately plan for a life that leads to the ability to retire while living the lives they want to have."

Riley King

Riley King, Director of Preconstruction

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"The state has a lot to offer. Beautiful neighborhoods. Great city for food and entertainment. Easy access to big events such as Rockys/Broncos/Av’s games, Red Rocks is right next door."

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith, CFO/VP Finance

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"There are many great cutting edge companies employing bright motivated people here which makes my job exciting and professional networking rewarding."

Anna Danila

Anna Danila, Director of Outdoor Initiatives

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"This is an easy place to find folks with similar interests, and especially a passion for outdoor pursuits, I am grateful for my growing community of adventure enthusiasts over the years. "

Turid Nagel-Casebolt

Turid Nagel-Casebolt, Director of Business Development

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"I came here without any specific plans for my long-term career but quickly realized that this was the perfect place to grow professionally. I consider Metro Denver one of the most attractive employment markets in the nation."

Fritz Mercer

Fritz Mercer, Project Manager

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"Metro Denver’s business community is very welcoming, vibrant, and marked by a willingness with everyone working collaboratively."

Ruth Dejene

Ruth Dejene, Architectural Designer

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"Colorado lifestyle is more open and inviting than previous cities I have lived in."

Angela Vichick

Angela Vichick, Attorney

Lewis Roca logo

"Colorado draws in an eclectic crowd from across the country and beyond, making for a diverse mixture of talent and viewpoints."

Jason Michael

Jason Michael, SVP of Public Relations

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"Colorado is such a smorgasbord of unique talent. Denver is a tech hub but across the spectrum of the space. Public companies, unicorns, startups, they're all here trying to change the world in their own way."

Lucie Tran

Lucie Tran, Director Program Management

Maxar logo

"My friends and colleagues are able to be homeowners and legitimately plan for a life that leads to the ability to retire while living the lives they want to have."

Riley King

Riley King, Director of Preconstruction

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"The state has a lot to offer. Beautiful neighborhoods. Great city for food and entertainment. Easy access to big events such as Rockys/Broncos/Av’s games, Red Rocks is right next door."

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith, CFO/VP Finance

Fitzsimons Innovation Community logo

"There are many great cutting edge companies employing bright motivated people here which makes my job exciting and professional networking rewarding."

Anna Danila

Anna Danila, Director of Outdoor Initiatives

Girl Scouts of Colorado logo

"This is an easy place to find folks with similar interests, and especially a passion for outdoor pursuits, I am grateful for my growing community of adventure enthusiasts over the years. "

Turid Nagel-Casebolt

Turid Nagel-Casebolt, Director of Business Development

City of Denver logo

"I came here without any specific plans for my long-term career but quickly realized that this was the perfect place to grow professionally. I consider Metro Denver one of the most attractive employment markets in the nation."

Fritz Mercer

Fritz Mercer, Project Manager

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"Metro Denver’s business community is very welcoming, vibrant, and marked by a willingness with everyone working collaboratively."

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Living in Colorado

Always pursuing new heights.

When you're inspired and recharged, it's easier to be your best self. Here at Elevation, we're big believers in this truth. That's why we're chasing our best selves on the trail, through upskilling apprenticeships, and when we're bringing home advanced degrees.

Maybe that's why the region is a hotbed of innovation, startups, advanced manufacturing, entrepreneurship, and boasts the second most educated population in the country.

How are we different?
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Central Location

Located right in the middle of the country, people are choosing Metro Denver over the coasts because a flight from Denver International Airport gets you to a meeting anywhere in the country in roughly four hours or less.

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Unstoppable Workforce

Our workforce is wired to excel. Young, healthy and motivated -- the mountains we work beneath remind us to aim high, elevating our careers and our communities.

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On the Leading Edge

No matter where you go in the Metro Denver region, you'll find a diverse economy filled with nationally recognized leaders and nationally recognized companies.

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Work Fuels Life

The Metro Denver area is concentrated with culture, adventure and all the ways to recharge and inspire. This leads to a workforce that isn't looking for balance, but for ways to fuel their pursuit of being better.

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Growth for All

With a diverse and vibrant economy, the Metro Denver region connects companies on the move to talented, passionate people who are looking to go places. It's a powerful combination that pushes the entire region to new heights.

See the Elevation Effect for yourself

Browse stats that illustrate how the unique people and place pushes our workforce to pursue their best self -- at work and at play.

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About Metro Denver EDC

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) is the nation's first regional economic development entity, bringing together the entire nine-county Metro Denver and Northern Colorado region to promote and support the mutual growth of our region's talent and businesses, while also recruiting new talent and new business to join us living a prosperous and elevated life.

Metro Denver Workforce

See why Metro Denver is home to the brightest and best. And learn how our mountains keep them motivated.

Meet the EDC Team

Meet our experienced Metro EDC team to see how we can support you or your business.

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