Howard Janzen, President & CEO Cool Planet Energy Systems

“Cool Planet is proud to call Colorado home and appreciates the help provided by Denver South EDP in making our decision to move our headquarters here.  The positive business environment and local broad based interest in technologies that can improve our environment were factors in our decision to move, however, the ability to recruit world class talent to our growing organization was paramount.  Thanks for your efforts to welcome and connect us.”

Sherri Kroonenberg, SVP and General Manager Fidelity Investments in Denver

“Fidelity’s decision to establish a new regional U.S. site in Colorado is truly a testament to the area’s economic vitality, its talented, skilled workforce and quality of life we all appreciate. Colorado will play a key role in Fidelity’s growth strategy and will ensure that we can continue to offer the highest level of customer service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Mark Zediker, CEO Nuburu Inc.

Centennial Colorado is an outstanding location for our new company because of the help from the local government organizations and the proximity of the many amenities in the area.  Working with the Denver South Economic Development Partnership, the city officials, the County Commissioners and the Centennial Economic Development group was exceptional, helping us to maintain our startup facility schedules and cost.  Colorado is a great place to start-up a business because of the business friendly environment and the ability to attract the talent we need to succeed.

Brian McDonald, SVP Client Services & Support, Charles Schwab

“The support of the Denver South Economic Development Partnership has been unparalleled, making it easy for Schwab to continue to commit to this area.”

Joel Moxley, Ph.D., Foro Energy Founder & EVP of Business Development

“Our company was launched locally, and the team at Denver South Economic Development Partnership helped us create a business environment where we continue to invest as a premier location to work and live.  The team guided us every step of the way and was a pleasure to interact with.”

Courtney Price, President VentureQuest Ltd.

“Denver South Economic Development Partnership is one of the most unique and cooperative business development organizations I have ever encountered.  Their experienced, professional, and caring team works innovatively with any size business providing the same level of service to all regardless of size from new ventures to multination corporations.  DSEDP is a rich resource with an expansive network that helps drive business growth.”

Karen Nakandakare, CH2M Hill Diversity, Inclusion & Community Investment

“Rising professionals in our organization want flexibility, a culture and location that is environmentally friendly, includes open space and keeps families happy.  The Denver South region provides the package deal and the space for CH2M Hill to grow.”

Lisa Weaver, Star Tek Senior Vice President & CFO

“We are very excited to be a part of your community and look forward to growing our business and presence here in Greenwood Village.  The teamwork and general approach that Denver South EDP takes to the site selection process is impressive and one of the main reasons for our decision.”

Steve Wood, Ring Central & Silicon Valley Operations

I found Colorado and Denver South to be a most welcoming business environment.  The quality of people and the straight forward nature of their work ethic has made our implementation very easy.  Colorado has made it easy to attract local and out of state talent. The lack of government obstacles and extension of a helping hand up, not a hand out, by the local municipalities has made this project a success. Colorado and Denver South have no soft cost pitfalls with regards to governmental issues that we find in other states.

Michael Long, Arrow Electronics Chairman, President & CEO

“We want our global corporate headquarters located in a state that’s committed to supporting business growth and is collaborative in spirit.  Colorado is that place.  As we embark on the next phase of our company’s history, we look forward to Colorado being the global headquarters for the 52 countries that we serve.”

Jenny Engle, Senior Director, Public Affairs, Fidelity Investments

“Fidelity Investments has received support from the Denver South Economic Development Partnership from the moment we established a regional site in Colorado.  We’ve turned to them as a resource in connecting with people and organizations who have assisted us and our associates in becoming fully integrated into the community.  They are open, available and responsive and have truly become our partners as we continue to grow our presence in the state.”

Vic Ahmed, Innovation Pavilion CEO

“Locating in Denver South has been integral to the success of Innovation pavilion.  We look forward to a future of successful and prosperous outcomes.”

Jeff Pappas, Site Selector

“Without the immense support that my client and I received from Denver South EDP, the project would not have been completed on time and under budget. Denver South EDP made the selection of Denver for Trulia’s first site outside their corporate headquarters as simple as 1-2-3. One, we were handled with such care and provided much needed assistance.  Two, the response times on any issues (large or small) were handled by Denver South EDP faster than any other market could.  Three, the assistance of Denver South EDP proved that we made the RIGHT choice in selecting Denver.”

Maureen Tarrant, Sky Ridge Medical Center CEO (former)

“The success of any business requires a healthy, supportive business environment.  We found that in Douglas County, Colorado.  The County Commissioners, elected officials, the City of Lone Tree and economic development groups including Denver South Economic Development Partnership and Castle Rock Economic Development Council helped pave the way as we launched our project and continue to partner with us as we grow and expand our hospital campus.  Douglas County is not only business friendly, but it has a wealth of amenities from excellent schools and affordable housing to beautiful cultural attractions, open space and recreational activities.  This helps us attract the talent to be successful…….people want to live, work and play here.”

Mike Gordon, Polystrand CEO

“We chose Douglas County as our new home for Polystrand for several reasons.  This area provides easy access to a major rail line and transcontinental highways that will facilitate shipments of incoming raw materials and outgoing finished products.  Being close to Denver International and Centennial Airports will make it easier for customers to visit Polystrand as we work on project development.  As we grow our business, the need for a talented workforce is imperative.  This area can give us the qualified employees we need to expand our business and properly serve our customers.  The support and welcome we received from Denver South EDP and the local government has made our expansion easy and we are excited to conduct business here in Douglas County.”

Ann Harts, Site Selector

“On a recent corporate headquarters project, I had the pleasure of working with the Denver South Economic Development Partnership.  This organization is truly top-notch.  Their response time, professionalism, teamwork and relationship with the client were extremely critical – and – landed the project in their region.”

Dan Foster, Senior Director Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services

“I am very happy to hear about all the great things happening in the Denver South region – it’s certainly not surprising as Denver is a beautiful location and it boasts some of the best economic development professionals anywhere!”

Travis Hagler, Halliburton / Landmark

“Having recently relocated to the Denver South region, I am impressed with the business community, transportation infrastructure, quality of life and talented workforce available here.  These assets along with friendly communities and neighborhoods make Denver South an ideal location for doing business and raising a family.”

Joe Clayton, DISH CEO (former)

“We want to thank Gov. Hickenlooper and the Denver South Economic Development Partnership for their support in helping to bring more jobs to the state and to further our efforts to continue the legacy of Blockbuster.”

Peter Neukirch, Former CEO Southeast Business Partnership (now Denver South EDP)

“Having been active in both the real estate business and economic development efforts, from 1985 to 2002, I believe the leadership expressed by business leaders and local public officials and their willingness to commit and work together to solve transportation, housing and educational problems, is what has made the I-25 South corridor a total success.”

Trace Devanny, TriZetto President & CEO (former)

“I strongly believe our new worldwide headquarters is a win-win for both Colorado and for TriZetto.  For TriZetto, it means continued success fueled in part by Colorado’s welcoming business community and impressive workforce.”

Governor John Hickenlooper

“As companies like TriZetto grow and expand in Colorado, we further solidify Colorado as the best state to do business.  TriZetto recognized Colorado’s highly-educated workforce, strong healthcare and technology industry sectors, expansive pool of local talent from area colleges and accessible location for visiting clients.”

Ken Lund, Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (former)

“TriZetto’s commitment to expanding in Colorado demonstrates that our efforts to attract, retain and grow jobs here are working.”

Steve Auerbach, Connextions President

“Nothing is more important than having knowledgeable, empathetic people serve our clients’ members, and Colorado is the perfect environment to find these valued employees.”

Mike Schiano, Connextions Vice President of Operations

“The Denver South EDP has been of great assistance in helping our company expand into Centennial, Colorado.  Lynn Myers has been especially helpful in making our site selection a complete success.  We are excited to be associated with such a world class organization and team of people dedicated to being a valuable resource and partner.”

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