Region 3 – Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin and Jefferson Counties
The Denver Region (Region 3) consists of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, and Jefferson Counties. Taking a regional approach is how we do business. Region 3, which is synonymous with Metro Denver, has a long history of getting big projects done. In the last three decades, the region successfully cleaned up its air and diversified its oil and gas-dependent economy, spearheaded construction of the nation’s only new airport in the past 25 years, and rolled out the nation’s single largest transit project. Metro Denver’s population reached nearly 2.9 million in 2012. The region had a 1.4% population growth rate between 2002 and 2012 and is consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation.
Region 3 features a diversified economy of viable industries, the nation’s third-most highly educated workforce, access to two dozen federal laboratories, a dozen four-year colleges and universities, and the largest concentration of federal employment outside Washington, DC. Able to do business with Europe in the morning and Asia in the evening, global business activity here is supported by connectivity via the world’s 10th busiest airport and high speed telecommunications. Metro Denver offers all major professional sports teams, as well as a science and cultural facilities district that supports major museums, the zoo, and countless community arts program including the largest performing arts complex under one roof.
The Denver Region’s vision is to be a world-class region recognized globally for a culture of innovation, a spirit of enterprise, and an active outdoor lifestyle.
REGIONAL DATA & HIGHLIGHTS
Largest Companies by Employment
- Health One Corporation
- Exempla Healthcare
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Centura Health
Top 5 Key Industries by Employment
- Health & Wellness
- Financial Services
- Transportation & Logistics
- Creative Industries
- Technology & Information
Top 5 Regional Assets
- Denver International Airport
- Federal Research Laboratories, Agencies & Facilities
- Regional Mass Transit System
- Educated Workforce
- University Research & Tech Transfer
- Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure
We successfully recruited a United States Patent and Trademark Office.
We recently annouced nonstop international flight expansions to Tokyo, Mexico City and Reykjavik.