Mostly known for its scenic beauty and tourist attractions, Colorado isn’t associated easily as a dynamic center of business. As the U.S. state with the third strongest economy, Colorado wants to publicize its suitability as an investment hub around the world.
Boasting one of the largest startup communities in the United States, Colorado is building a reputation for innovation, particularly in the aerospace, defense and technology sectors.
While Northern California has Silicon Valley, Colorado has “Aerospace Alley,” which the state hopes will overtake California’s technology center in the near future.
“Denver is a small city and is always ready to make new connections especially in the aerospace field. We are ready to show the world what we have to offer and ready to help facilitate the success of our investors” Colorado Air and Space Port Director Dave Ruppel said.
Colorado also wants to be known for its focus on collaboration in building businesses.
"Unlike in the West and East coasts, where the business climate is more competitive, it is different here in Colorado. Even competitors collaborate. That is all part of the regional economic approach that will ensure that the whole state progresses, and not just certain entities,” World Trade Center Denver President and CEO Karen Gerwitz said.
The state is also very proud about its commitment to nurture diversity in business and in the workplace, believing that inclusivity will bring about true advancement.