Over the last few decades, Denver South has emerged as a leader in the U.S. aerospace industry. More than 4,100 people work for some 20 aviation and aerospace companies in the region, and 21% of all aerospace employment in the nine-county Denver Metro Region is in Denver South. These are good jobs, too. The average salary for an aerospace worker in the region is


First, the good news. Women have made great strides in the workplace over the last several decades. Since WWII, women’s participation in the U.S. labor force has climbed from just 32.7 percent to more than 56 percent today. Overall, 47 percent of all U.S. workers are women. What’s more, they’ve been earning more bachelor’s degrees than men since the 1970s; today more than 40

Shanghai skyline at night

Some regions are known for their bounty of agriculture

—take the great breadbasket of the US mid-west, or the olive orchards and grape vineyards of Spain and Italy—while other regions have resources that contribute towards non-consumable products—Persian rugs from Iran, for example. Those regions are blessed with natural resources that allow a certain degree of specialization, contributing to their leadership as exporting hubs for their industry. Most nations have a few industries or natural resources that

The unemployment rate is a funny thing.

As of October 2018, the national U.S. unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, meaning that more than 96 percent of the U.S. adult workforce that wanted to be was employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the same time, more than 250,000 new jobs were created in the month, employing even more people than held jobs in September. A 5 percent unemployment rate has long

Denver South Transportation Management Association welcomes Evan Gatseos!

Who is Evan Gatseos, and why does he look so familiar?

For the past two years, Evan cut his teeth doing transportation demand management outreach for the Denver Regional Council of Governments. So, he has already established relationships with a few marquee employers in the area.

What’s he doing at the TMA?

Evan’s overall goals are to reduce traffic congestion and increase air quality in the Denver

First of all, a hearty Thank You to everyone who joined us!

This past Thursday the 15th, Denver South Economic Development Partnership brought together over 500 of the area’s top business leaders, elected officials and educators to hear George F. Will, America’s foremost political columnist. The event, emceed by Executive Vice President of Shea Properties, Peter Culshaw, started off with highlights from Stacy Roode the Senior Vice President, General Manager & Colorado

We created a short video to show our appreciation for our presenting sponsor, Fidelity Investments

The video also opened the show at our 2018 Annual Luncheon, featuring Mr. George F. Will. In it, Stacy Roode, Stacy Roode the Senior Vice President, General Manager & Colorado Region Leader of Fidelity Investments discusses why Fidelity Investments has chosen to do business in our region, and partner with Denver South EDP. We have to say, we couldn’t have

Welcome to the Denver South EDP Guest Blog Series

Denver South Economic Development Partnership’s Greater China Exchange Coordinator, Sean Doherty, weighs in on the battle between the U.S. and China for technology innovation dominance.

While there are certainly differing opinions about what the future will look like, one thing is certain: it’s going to be digital.

The best and brightest from the US, China, and other countries are actively working to digitize the future, work

Trans-Atlantic Cluster Initiative Recap Denver South’s Managing Director of Corporate Engagement, Lauren Masias, was recently part of a U.S. delegation to Bavaria, Saxony and Lower Saxony on smart e-mobility. The delegation was sent for by the Cabinet-level German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy to convene with other thought leaders and industry experts to establish partnership opportunities and transform transportation and automotive offerings into mobility solutions. During the 6-day trip, delegates traveled throughout Germany


There’s just something about autumn in Colorado. The air is crisp, the leaves are stunning and it’s finally time to bring those warm sweaters and vests out of storage. Because, after all, every Colorado resident knows that winter snows will be here before we know it. (In fact, Denver has already seen its first snowfall of 2018 and much of the high country is already enjoying winter-like conditions on a regular basis.) And that’s the