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About Us

Welcome. Look around. You’ll see our rich history and ideal environment make Denver South a prime candidate for your business.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STARTS WITH US.

Denver South EDP’s predecessor organizations were wildly successful in growing the Denver South region into what it is today.

We are committed to providing visionary economic development leadership, civic involvement and business advocacy in a non-partisan and collaborative manner to continuously improve the region’s economy and high-quality of life.

GOALS

Our specific focus areas are:

  • Attract, retain and grow businesses in Denver South
  • Foster collaborative civic involvement.
  • Activate entrepreneurship.
  • Develop 21st century infrastructure.
  • Position the region as a national and global center of excellence.
  • Advocate for supportive public policy.

VISION and  MISSION

Vision

Our vision is a vibrant, innovative and diversified economy that creates a positive business climate and a high quality of life for the Denver South Region.

Mission

Our mission is to provide visionary economic development leadership, civic involvement and business advocacy in a non-partisan and collaborative manner to continuously improve the region’s economy and high-quality of life. 

WHAT DSEDP CAN DO FOR YOU.

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:

  • Site location assistance
  • Business/political analysis
  • Data and demographic information
  • Tailored incentive packages
  • Connections to financial assistance providers
  • Detailed area maps
  • Innovation partnerships
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Testimonials

Charles Schwab, Founder & Chairman of the Board

“On behalf of Charles Schwab and its employees, thank you very much for your efforts in assisting Charles Schwab to secure approval of a Job Growth Incentive Tax Credit for its expanded facilities to be located in Lone Tree, Colorado. Our new campus will enhance our productivity by consolidating current employees in one location, providing opportunity for future growth, and controlling our real estate destiny.


Dan Rex, CEO Toastmasters International

“We’re eager to relocate our headquarters to such a dynamic and growing area. Denver is home to an affordable and talented workforce in a business environment that is more cost-efficient than California. As a nonprofit organization that strives to maximize resources, we’re often challenged to do more with less. It’s critical for us to be competitive in the marketplace and able to attract and retain employees.”


Mayor Ron Rakowsky, Greenwood Village

“Denver South EDP is a force multiplier for Greenwood Village! The tenacity of the DSEDP staff in the economic development area has no peer. The money Greenwood Village invests in Denver South EDP is repaid many times over.”


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.”

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.”

Charles Schwab has a long history in Colorado and views the Denver South Economic Development Partnership as a partner in the future success of both our company and our community.”


Paul Hughey, Director of Facilities Construction & Operations, ENT Credit Union

“The Denver South EDP team was foundational in helping ENT establish key relationships to be successful in expansion efforts in the southern Denver region. Their connectivity to the community and expertise in the market proved to be very beneficial several times in a short period of time. The Denver South EDP is a tremendous resource for businesses looking to expand into the region.”

Denver South History

OUR HISTORY: THE TRAILBLAZERS 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/hr)