The city and county of Denver, located in the heart of the Rocky Moun-
tain region, are at the center of numerous economic activities including
business, services, transportation, government, product distribution,
workforce, entertainment, shopping, and cultural and sporting events.
Denver is known as the “Mile High City”
because it is 5,280 feet above sea level. It is
the core of Colorado’s financial district and
the base for state government offices, as
Colorado’s capitol. A number of nationally
recognized hospitals known for excellence
in patient care also call the city and county
home. Denver is also home to a thriving
bioscience research community known for
Denver’s varied economy supports a diverse
population, with its downtown, the I- 70
industrial corridor, the Central Platte Valley
and surrounding neighborhoods and business
districts. The central Denver area is rich in
culture and history.
Popular neighborhoods located near down-
town include Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park,
Congress Park, and Cherry Creek. These
neighborhoods are also just minutes from
the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of
Nature and Science in nearby City Park.
Denver is also known as the cultural capitol
of the Rocky Mountain region. The Denver
Performing Arts Complex gives visitors
access to the symphony, ballet, opera, theatre,
and touring productions. It’s the second-largest performing arts complex in the world.
A number of world-class museums and family-friendly attractions are also found here,
including the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum
of Nature and Science, Denver Botanic
Gardens, Children’s Museum of Denver,
Elitch Gardens and much more.
Shopping opportunities are abundant here,
with 21 shopping and lifestyle centers with
500,000 square feet or more, plus many
smaller shopping districts throughout the city.
City of Denver:
720-913-1311 • www.denvergov.org
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce:
303-534-8500 • www.denverchamber.org