Groundbreaking public-private initiative will accelerate the development of intelligent infrastructure projects to improve the lives of Colorado residents The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the United States, officially launched Monday September 25, 2017. The statewide, multi-jurisdictional, public-private coalition aims to make Colorado a leader in the development of intelligent, 21st century infrastructure, improving everything from transportation and housing to public safety and the environment for the state’s 5.5-plus million residents. With more

Dear Amazon,

Recently, The New York Times published a piece helping you select a city for your new headquarters, and through a process of elimination using your own criteria, landed on Denver.

We completely agree

We boast nearly 300 days of sunshine. We enjoy countless craft breweries and a thriving restaurant scene. We support franchises in all four major league sports. And we enjoy a nearly


Big or small, when it comes to business, think global.

A global mindset no longer falls solely in the lap of companies with addresses on multiple continents.

As the world shrinks, the boundaries of our responsibility expand. Between a diverse workforce, environmental concerns, and an often-murky political landscape, we’re entering a thrilling new normal. At this year’s annual Denver South EDP luncheon, BBC World

Have we forgotten the true meaning of Labor Day?

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The first Labor Day was hardly a national holiday. Workers had to strike to celebrate it. Frank Leslie’s Weekly Illustrated Newspaper’s September 16, 1882

Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University

Labor Day is a U.S. national holiday held the first Monday every September. Unlike most U.S. holidays, it

Denver continues to attract national attention as a prime location for business, due to the low cost of business and living and ample amenities. The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted Denver’s emergence as a hub for financial service companies.You can read the full article on the Dow Jones Newswire. The article details recent relocations and expansions of financial services companies in the Denver metropolitan area. Several reasons are cited for this growth, including

Jake Rishavy, Vice President of Innovation at the Denver South Economic Development Partnership, recently attended the Smart Cities Connect Conference in Austin, Texas. More than 15 countries and 250 cities were represented at the conference, which connects leading technology and solution providers with city leaders. The conference brought together more than 400 global city leaders representing cities and communities with the goal of advancing citizen engagement, improving citizen life and prospecting and partnering with innovative

Colorado’s aerospace industry has been gathering increased attention in the past few weeks, as Denver South based United Launch Alliance won a $191 million Air Force contract, beating out SpaceX. Colorado’s aerospace industry was featured in a CNBC article that highlighted the industry’s substantial presence in the state and economic impact. Within Colorado, Denver South is a leading region for aerospace companies. Aerospace employment in the Denver South region represents 21 percent of all

U.S. Bank is expanding its presence in Denver South with a plan to hire more than 300 new employees and moving more than 400 other employees to a new, two-building campus located at the Inverness Business Park, located in Denver South. The expansion will begin with the welcome of new hires as early as October and continue into 2018. Existing employees working in a corporate office in Centennial will begin their transition to the new

Blog by Traci Hiltonberry, Denver South Director of Innovation The Women in Business of South Metro Denver Chamber & Economic Development Groups hosted their third annual joint meeting on June 7 at the Koelbel Library. The event featured a lively discussion about economic development in Denver South and public-private collaboration. Panelists included: Mayor Cathy Noon, City of Centennial; Mayor Jackie Millet, City of Lone Tree; and Luella Chavez D’Angelo, University of Colorado South Denver, Chancellor.