20,000 companies with more than 230,000 employees. Six jurisdictions and more than 20 business parks. 42 million square feet of office space. Home to the country’s 2nd busiest general aviation airport. Home to seven of Colorado’s ten Fortune 500 Companies. This is prime real estate to conduct business—your business.
What areas does Denver South cover? Major parts of the southern I-25 corridor, stretching from I-225 on the north to Lincoln Avenue on the South. This includes portions of the City and Country of Denver (Denver Tech Center), Arapahoe (Unincorporated Centennial, Greenwood Village) and Douglas Counties (Unincorporated, Lone Tree).
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Denver South’s employment centralizes around professional and business services, financial activities, and wholesale/retail trade industries, a collective representation of more than 52 percent of total employment for the region.
Between Q3 2014 and Q3 2015, employment rose by nearly 7,000 jobs, a 3.3% increase. 2,400 of those jobs came from the financial services sector, which represented 35% of the region’s employment growth. This increase was fueled by company expansions in the region including Charles Schwab, Fidelity, CoBank, Redwood Trust, All State, Great-West Financial, Traveler’s Indemnity and Visa.
In terms of income, the average annual salary reported shows Denver South ($70,700) is 23% higher than Metro Denver ($57,600). Ten of twelve supersectors in the Denver South region have wages higher than the Metro Denver average.
Our region’s highest average annual wages:
Financial Services: $112,466
Engineering Services: $97,800
Broadcasting and Telecommunications: $97,700
Youthful energy dominates the Denver South region with a higher proportion of people ages 35 to 54 than in Metro Denver and Colorado, compromising one-third of the population.
255,400 people call Denver South home, and those people are bound to get more neighbors. More people are moving here now than ever before. Since 2011, areas within Denver South have seen impressive growth in population including the City and County of Denver (+7%), Douglas County (7.6%) and Lone Tree (+20%). Denver South has grown at a rate of 6.3 percent—more substantial than the metro-wide area (+5.7%).
77% of all households in Denver South bring home annual incomes exceeding $90,000. Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree are even slightly higher at more than $100,000. That’s a noticeably bigger payday than the median of Metro Denver ($64,200) and Colorado itself ($59,400).
Multiple nationally-ranked universities are just a short drive away from Denver South, including the prestigious University of Colorado-Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado School of Mines. In addition, Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Community College of Aurora and Community College of Denver serve local businesses and their surrounding neighborhoods.
For younger learners, Denver South is served by three of Metro Denver’s largest K-12 school districts including the Cherry Creek School District, Douglas County School District and Denver Public Schools.