City and County of Denver

The Metro Denver region has all the things businesses need to flourish, including a young, healthy, highly educated workforce, an affordable cost of doing business, and a multimodal transportation system built for the future.

City and County of Denver

A beautiful, bustling metropolis set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is widely recognized for its exceptional balance of a thriving economy, healthy lifestyle, and built environment. Choosing Denver means exciting opportunities for both corporate employers as well as entrepreneurs, a highly talented labor pool, and excellence in education and health care--all set against a legendary backdrop for leisure and recreation. Denver is strengthening its reputation as one of America’s most livable cities. It’s lively commercial and sociocultural climate consistently makes Denver a top destination not just for emerging post-college professionals but for young families and vibrant older adults. Denver shines brightly as an exemplary place to thrive:

  • A diverse population and a culture of inclusivity.
  • More than 70 walkable neighborhoods that share a legendary park system.
  • Our beautiful natural setting and hospitable business climate rely on our strong infrastructure, including multi-modal transportation and a top-notch airport envied by urban centers around the globe.
  • Arts and culture abound in the Mile High City with a world-class performing arts complex, the iconic Denver Arts Museum, and plentiful public art to include vibrant murals and street art.

Passionate about fitness and wellness, mad about our pets, a recognized culinary hotspot, preserving a rich cultural tapestry, filled with unrivalled sports fans, and long committed to environment issues, Denver checks just about every box for a coveted lifestyle for raising children, launching a career, starting that dream business, or savoring post-professional years. Even if you take Denver’s robust economy out of the equation, what’s left is one of the most treasured and coveted “backyards” found anywhere. Other places are welcome to try competing with Denver’s legendary urban way of life or the Colorado Rocky Mountains . . . but you’ll find it simply can’t be done.



Economic Development Resources

Turid Nagel-Casebolt
Director of Business Development
Denver Economic Development & opportunity

Beth Moyski
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
Downtown Denver Partnership

Denver County Statistics

Population 729,239
Median Age 35.8
Households 339,637


Bachelors or Higher 53.1%
HS Diploma or Higher 91.2%


Labor Force 423,823
Employment 388,924
Average Wage $81,885


Square Miles 156


Commerce city


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