How is the economy/sturcture of Denver, Colorado?
By the end of the year I plan on relocating from Florida to Denver, Colorado.That's a huge transition! But in order for me to do that, I have to have everything situated before I go. I need to know about the transportation, jobs,if they have any type of disabled advocate program (I'm visually impaired/legally blind), churches,etc...Everything!
Thank you for your help!
Asked By: Victoria D - 2/17/2008
Date Founded November 17, 1858
Date Incorporated November 7, 1861
Land Area 154.63 square miles
Elevation 5,280 feet
Average Annual Rainfall 15.4 inches
Average Annual Snowfall 55.4 inches
Average February Temperature 33 degrees F
Average August Temperature 72 degrees F
Average Sunshine Days 300+
Major Industries Communications, Utilities, Transportation
For the past five years, Denver has graced FORTUNE magazine’s list of “Best Cities for Business”. Each year since 2001, we’ve been one of Dun and Bradstreet’s “Top 10 Cities for Small Business,” and, TIME magazine named Mayor John Hickenlooper one of the “Top Five Mayors in the Nation.”
With our highly educated citizens, tight-knit neighborhoods, and entrepreneurial spirit, you can feel the exciting rush of energy constantly brewing in the City.
Denver is a vibrant city with 300 days of annual sunshine, year-round adventure and the breathtaking Rocky Mountains in our backyard. From a thriving arts and culture scene, world class attractions and endless shopping possibilities, to nationally recognized chefs, exciting nightlife and abundant outdoor recreation, Denver welcomes you to experience, explore and discover how the Mile High City will awaken your senses like nowhere else
The Policy Group collects, maintains and analyzes a wide range of data to support OED programs and policy analysis. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software is used to analyze the spatial component of the data when relevant. Analyses and reports serve a wide range of internal and external customers, from Business Assistance Center customers, to Housing Division staff, to the City Budget Office, to local community groups. Policy Group staff collaborate with other City agencies, state government offices, and local foundations to access the most current and comprehensive data available.
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The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) operates to create a local environment that stimulates balanced growth through job creation, business assistance, housing options and neighborhood redevelopment through its four divisions.
The Division of Business Development (DBD) is a business resource agency that offers a variety of programs and services to assist new and expanding businesses located within the City and County of Denver. DBD offers regulatory assistance, relocation and expansion services, economic and demographic data, Enterprise Tax-Zone Credit assistance, and international trade assistance for businesses located in Denver or looking to do business in Denver.
The Division of Small Business Opportunity (DSBO) helps promote small and disadvantaged businesses by providing access to contracting opportunities within the City and County of Denver. DSBO offers compliance assistance with city contracts, small business and disadvantaged business ownership certification, and compliance assistance for businesses located at Denver International Airport. DSBO also manages the Denver Business Assistance Center.
The Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development (DHND) facilitates the development of viable urban neighborhoods by providing quality affordable housing, an enhanced living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents. DHND offers finance assistance for residential housing, technical assistance for neighborhood revitalization, asset management and compliance assistance, and finance assistance for developers.
The Division of Workforce Development (DWD) is a full service employment and training agency meeting the recruiting and training needs of businesses, job seekers and youth throughout the metro area. DWD has two customer-focused units: the Business & Community Partnerships unit and the Job Seeker Services unit. DWD’s Business & Community Partnerships unit is primarily designed to assist Denver businesses with finding the right applicant for all available positions. DWD’s Job Seeker Services unit assists job seekers in finding sustainable employment in the Denver metro region.
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Answered By: travelquestions - 2/17/2008