Top 5 Reasons to Move or Start Your Business in Denver
If you’re thinking about moving your business to Denver, here are the top five reasons why Denver is a great place to start and operate a business.
1. The Start-Up Community
Denver has a start-up-friendly community that rivals all-star tech start-up cities like Austin and San Francisco. Colorado’s online hub for startups and tech, BuiltinColorado.com, is over 45,000 members strong and Tech Start Up Week in September draws tens of thousands of people to the city. The secret is out because Forbes named Denver #2 on its list of top places to start a business, citing that the city’s small businesses are concentrated in projected high growth industries such as real estate, computer systems, and mining.
2.The Office of Economic Development
Further, the City’s Office of Economic Development (the OED) makes resources such as the Denver Capital Matrix available to small business who need to find funding sources. This directory of public and private funding options is published yearly and is just one of many resources the office makes available to small businesses.
3. The Denver Metro Chamber Commerce
Along with the OED, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce (the DMCC) is centered around bolstering and advocating for area businesses. Celebrating their 150th year this year, the Chamber has been the hub of the Denver business since 1867 when it lobbied to bring the railroad to Denver. The railroad’s plans originally called for a railway stop in Cheyenne, Wyoming, bypassing Denver altogether. The Denver Chamber brought citizens and business owners together to form a powerful lobby that swayed the railway’s decision and changed the city forever. Since then, the DMCC has continued to be a powerful voice for small businesses in the area and offers a wealth of resources and events for small business owners.
4. An Educated Workforce
Denver’s educated workforce is one of reasons tech businesses, in particular, find Denver a great place to land. A study published by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), in partnership with Mercer Consulting, cited Colorado's highly educated and skilled workforce as a primary competitive advantageto attracting new businesses to the state. If your business needs skilled and educated employees, Denver may have the workforce you need.
5. The High Quality of Life
With more than 200 days of sunshine every year, some of the world’s best ski slopes, over 370 miles of hiking and biking trails in Denver and 39,000 miles of trails all over the state, Denver is the place for an outdoor-centered healthy lifestyle. It’s a big plus for employees whose companies are moving to Denver and has made Denver one of the top cities in the U.S. that people are moving to.
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