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 clinical discovery.
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, the Denver
Botanic Gardens, the 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