In fact, Coloradans embrace entrepreneurship and technology in a variety of ways.
High-tech workers in Colorado tend to make
wages that are 96 percent higher than the
state’s overall private sector average. And
Colorado ranks third in the U.S. for its concentration of high-tech jobs and fifth in the U.S.
for entrepreneurialism, according to the 2014
Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurial Index.
One example of this entrepreneurial spirit is
the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN),
which promotes collaboration between public,
private, and academic institutions statewide.
COIN leads and encourages partnerships on a
variety of programs and initiatives.
The Rocky Mountain state is increasingly
known for its knowledge and technology
industries. The state ranks fourth in the
nation for its ability to support these economies, as found by the Milken Institute’s 2012
State Technology and Science Index. The
index analyzed 77 indicators in five categories, including education, the science and
engineering workforce, research and development, high-tech employment concentration
and entrepreneurial environment. Like many
cities across the country, Denver’s economy
fell into recession in late 2008. However, the
region’s unemployment remained considerably below the national average even during
that rough period. That resilience is good news
for employees and businesses. And ever better
news—all of the jobs lost in the recession had
come back by the middle of 2013. Colorado
is now one of the top states for employment
growth. Between March and April 201. In
2017, the state of Colorado added over 56,000
jobs, a 2.2% growth over 2016.
Denver’s economic future looks bright. Colorado continues to beat out other states in
levels of college-educated workers, venture
capital investments, employment in the high-tech industry, and many other measures of
Without a doubt, Denver’s economy has a
promising future. The balanced quality of
life, government support, low business costs,
skilled workforce, and consistent growth
all prove that Denver is a good place to
American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) has been providing customers
with the best prices on the widest selection of furniture for more than
40 years. A long-time Denver institution, AFW began in 1975 when
President and CEO Jake Jabs purchased the struggling American
Furniture Company at 58th Avenue and Bannock Street and rebranded
to American Furniture Warehouse. Today, AFW has 14 locations across
Colorado and Arizona and delivers nationwide.
AFW prides themselves on a unique business model that creates value
for their customers. Their team of buyers travel the world to find the
best styles and gets great prices by cutting out the middleman and
purchasing directly from factories. When it’s delivery time, their trained
delivery team carefully places your furniture in your home.
In addition to working to give their customers the lowest prices
anywhere, anytime, AFW has always been actively involved with their
community. They are proud to support a variety of causes including
education, youth, people in need, and more. They give to hundreds
of different non-profits, service organizations, K- 12 schools, technical
schools, and colleges on a regular basis.
In 2016 AFW created a program called BETTER Your Home, BETTER Your
School to provide year-round financial support to participating K- 12
schools. When a participating school community shops at AFW, AFW
donates a percentage of the subtotal back to that school.
For further information, visit their website: www.AFW.com.
Value To Customers and Value To Community