Government & Education
Why invest in Colorado?
Colorado is best known around the world for its superb downhill skiing. But, did you know Colorado is consistently ranked as one of the best states for business, has the 2nd most educated workforce in the country, and has the 4th lowest corporate income tax structure in the United States?
Aerospace/Satellite, Agriculture & Food, Bioscience, Computer & Software, Energy & Mining, Manufacturing, Photonics, Telecommunications, Transportation To know more about Colorado, visit Colorado Prospects
Denver Named City of the Future by FDI
The editors of Foreign Direct Investment magazine (fDi) named Denver "A City of the Future" in their 2005 search for U.S. Cities and States of the Future. The magazine considers Denver well-poised for the future for a number of reasons. Denver's economy is diverse and dynamic, including thriving oil and gas, aerospace and biotech industries. In 2004, the city's gross metro product (GMP) was $95.2 billion, 2.1% higher than in 2003. According to economic information provider Economy.com, the GMP grew at an average rate of 1.74% from 1999 and is projected to grow at a rate of 3.9% in 2005. Denver's workforce is well educated, with 35.8% holding a bachelor's degree or higher. Access to and from Denver is superb: the city boasts the newest major airport in the United States; public transportation is anchored by an efficient light rail; three Class I rail companies serve Denver; and there are two major interstates for truck traffic. Denver citizens are well connected by the telecommunications infrastructure, with broadband/DSL internet service available to 62% of the population. The city offers a variety of housing options, 47 hospitals and health centers, plus excellent schools. There are extensive entertainment options, including: the second largest performing arts complex under one roof in the world, the Denver Zoo, botanic gardens, Six Flags Elitch Gardens, seven professional sports teams, and Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. There are also eight world-class ski resorts within 100 miles of Denver. Overall, Denver is consistently rated as the healthiest city in the U.S. and was the first U.S. city with a presence in Asia.
Business & Commerce
- Colorado Small Business Development Centers
- Colorado Nanotechnology Alliance
- CORE - Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy
- Denver Chamber of Commerce
- South Denver Chamber of Commerce
- Metro North Chamber of Commerce
- British American Club
- German American Chamber of Commerce
- Italian American Chamber of Commerce
- Swedish American Chamber of Commerce