Highly Educated and In-Demand

Downtown Denver's highly educated and in-demand workforce is growing to support the center city as an epicenter of business and innovation.

Downtown Denver offers access to metro Denver’s in-demand workforce, and our wealth of educational opportunities are ensuring that we are building a workforce of the future right here in the center city. Regularly topping rankings as one of the best places to work and live, we also attract high-quality talent to support an economically powerful center city.

“If you’re going to scale somewhere, you’ve got to have that flow of talent, and in Denver, you have it.” Sameer Dholakia, CEO of SendGrid

An increasing number of companies are also locating in Downtown Denver, indicative of its reputation as one of the best places in the country to start and grow a business.

“We considered several cities for expansion but chose Denver because it’s home to a very talented and savvy workforce.” Kuba Poraj-Kuczewski, VP of QuoteWizard

Workforce Facts

  • 130,227 Employees work in Downtown Denver
  • From 2010 to 2016, employment in Downtown Denver increased 17%, while employment nation-wide has only increased by 11%
  • Since 2010, private-sector employment is up 21% in Downtown Denver

Workforce Data from the Downtown Denver Partnership's 2017 State of Downtown Denver report

Building the Next Generation Workforce

A diverse array of educational opportunities, from traditional universities to coding schools, help build the workforce of the future and ensure businesses have access to talent.