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.

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

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

Workforce Facts

138,970
employees in Downtown Denver
4.1%
from 2018 to 2019, employment in Downtown Denver increased 4.1%, while employment nation-wide has only increased by 1.6%
8.5%
of total downtown employment is in the high-tech sector

Talent

As the economic hub of the region, connected by freeways and transit alike, Downtown Denver provides the optimal location to reach the 1.83 million metro Denver talent pool, which grew by 54,217 people last year. Since 2010, the region has added over 230,000 people to the workforce, over 100,000 of which were in the past two years alone.

View our Talent Report

Education

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.

Building the Next Generation Workforce