Building a vibrant future together. It's how we do business in Metro Denver.
Our region has a long history of working together to get things done. In the last three decades, our business community has diversified its oil and gas-dependent economy, rallied around placemaking initiatives to further elevate Metro Denver's quality of life, spearheaded construction of the nation’s only new airport in the past 25 years, and ledthe nation’s largest, single transit buildout.
The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC), the nation's first regional economic development entity, operates under a Code of Ethics. The Metro Denver EDC and its predecessor organizations – the Greater Denver Corporation and the Metro Denver Network – have been working and acting regionally since the mid-1980s.
For more than three decades, the Metro Denver region has been recognized nationally and internationally for its collaborative approach toward economic development. In fact, author Jennifer Bradley, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, singled out Metro Denver in early 2014 as a model for a new era of regional politics.
Today, that shared vision and community-wide support for advancing Metro Denver and meeting the needs of our economy lives on. Whether in response to the pandemic, our efforts to address diversity and inclusion, our commitment to the arts, bipartisan dialogue among the region's mayors, and proactive efforts to attract major sporting events, teamwork and enthusiasm abound in Metro Denver.