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We stand upon the successes that came before us.
Denver South EDP’s predecessor organizations were wildly successful in growing the Denver South region into what it is today: Colorado’s Corporate Capital, home to seven of nine Colorado-based Fortune 500 headquarters.
We are committed to building upon the organization’s legacy through visionary economic development leadership, civic involvement and positive business advocacy in a non-partisan and collaborative manner to continuously improve the region’s economy and high-quality living standard.
Our specific focus areas are:
- Business attraction and retention
- Workforce development
- Provide programs and services to support local businesses
of Denver South.
The Denver South EDP grew out of the success of the former Southeast Denver/Douglas County Economic Development Council (SEDC) that was formed in the early 1980s.
By the mid-1990s, the amount of office space had grown to 27 million square feet in the southeast I-25 corridor. Over 6,000 companies had located in the area. There were more hotel rooms developed than in downtown Denver. Retail was expanding rapidly due to the demand created by the huge expansion of Highlands Ranch residential community as well as other residential development in both Arapahoe and Douglas counties.
By January 1998, a survey conducted on 75 companies in the corridor found the three most significant concerns that would possibly impede their future growth were:
Transportation (the mobility of employees to get to and from work)
Workforce Development (the continued development of an educated workforce)
Housing (for all levels of the workforce, especially those earning less than $20/hour)
It’s not just who you know. It’s what you know.
Resources. We got ’em.
We are your one-stop shop for everything that your business needs to expand, relocate and thrive in South Metro Denver. Our experienced and professional staff offers services such as: