Denver IS Top City for Business and Careers
Downtown Denver Skyline
Bailey M. Thomas - Metropolitan State College Student
Millennials looking to start a lasting career should consider a move to the Denver Metro area. For the second year in a row, Denver has earned the top spot on Forbes’ magazines list of “Best Places for Business and Careers”.
Denver has a unique geographical location, its central location within the United States makes it a natural distributional center for the western half of the US, and with the increasing talent base, the area easily supports the growing technology and telecommunication industries. Also noted in Forbes report “Its location just east of the mineral rich Rocky Mountains range encourage mining and energy companies to spring up in the areas, making the energy industry another staple of the Denver economy.”
Forbes studied data from 200 of the US’s largest cities and metro areas and ranked them on job growth, costs (living & business), income growth, quality of life and education of work force. Denver ranked 133rd for cost of business, 16th for job growth and 19th for education.
Denver’s outdoor lifestyle and growing reputation for museums and performing arts center received kudos in the report. Four other Colorado cities also made the list. Colorado Springs #12, Fort Collins #18, Boulder #26 and Greeley #51.
The Forbes top ten list is as follows:
- Denver, Co
- Provo, Utah.
- Raleigh, N.C.
- Seattle, Washington.
- Portland, Oregon.
- Des Moines, Iowa.
- Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Ogden, Utah.
- Atlanta, Georgia.
- Dallas, Texas.
For more information, please see The Denver Business Journal, Denver again tops Forbes’ list of ‘Best Places for Business and Careers”.