Quality of life is very high in the Denver
metro area, which is well known for its
recreational opportunities and natural
beauty. The high quality of life attracts some
of the best workers in the country, and the
region’s diverse economy supports technology, education, research, healthcare, and
Metro Denver is consistently ranked among
the top 10 places to live in the United
States, and the region has all the characteristics that foster successful businesses,
including educated workers, elected officials
that believe in promoting business, and a
community that is interested in long-term,
sustainable growth for the region.
IDEAL FOR BUSINESS
Business opportunities abound in metro
Denver. The same qualities that make
people want to live in Denver also create
an ideal environment for the growth of
all kinds of businesses and industries.
Employers have no trouble drawing top
employees to work at their businesses in
the Denver metro region. Workers are
attracted by the beautiful scenery, count-
less recreational opportunities, and diverse
industries. It also helps that the cost of
living in the metro region continues to be
more affordable than in many other major
metropolitan areas around the country.
For one thing, housing costs are much less
expensive than in comparable cities on the
East and West coasts. The metro region is
also known for its top medical facilities and
range of quality educational choices.
Denver’s location is optimal for more
than just incredible views and recreational
possibilities. It’s also a very convenient place, strategically, located in the
middle of the country, making it easier to
conduct business and stay connected with
people all over the nation—and world,
for that matter. Both domestic and international businesses find opportunities to
thrive in Denver.
Denver International Airport, one of the
busiest airports in the U.S., makes operating out of Denver ideal for businesses
that rely on the ability to move quickly
and efficiently to grow their businesses.
Other modes of transportation in the area
also make the metro area increasingly
connected. FasTracks, the metro area’s
project to build out its mass transit system,
is steadily adding infrastructure and
capacity to the area. The project includes
122 miles of new commuter rail and light
rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit, 21,000
new parking spaces at light rail and bus
stations, and enhanced bus service across
eight counties. This investment in the
region’s future will make it easier than ever
for people to move around the area.
Denver also invests in data infrastructure.
Telecommunications is a top industry
in the metro region, boasting successful
satellite, subscription TV, broadband, and
The Denver metro region is an affordable
place to do business. Colorado ranked eight
in the nation in Forbes’ 2017 list of “Best
States for Business.” The cost of doing
business, rate of job growth, education,
and other factors influenced the ranking.
Colorado ranks in the top six states for
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
grants and in the top seven states for venture
capital investments per $1,000 for state gross
domestic product (GDP). Colorado is also
ranked fifth in number of new companies per
Another factor that makes doing business
more affordable in Denver is that utility
Relocating and expanding companies have a lot to gain
in Denver, with its highly educated workforce and one of
the best economies in the country.