August 10, 2015
Last week Forbes released its annual list of the very best business climates in the United States. For the first time ever, Denver ranked first in the country – making it an ideal place for both businesses and career seekers. But why Denver?
Denver’s metro area is home to 2.8 million people, and has become an attractive business climate due to a diverse economy, highly educated labor force and abundance of recreational opportunities.
Kellen established an office in Denver in January, 2014. Over the last year and a half, we’ve noticed a trend for associations choosing to relocate or expand their operations in the region. Take the Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL) for example. After partnering with Kellen, the organization was presented with a range of options for headquarter facilities across the US, in Europe and China. PEARL’s board of directors selected Kellen’s Denver office due to its central location and ability to be nimble when working coast to coast with current and prospective members. Colorado is also economically favorable for associations when compared to other major hub cities.
So, what are the opportunities for associations in Denver? Colorado’s booming marijuana industry paints just one part of the picture. The state of Colorado is growing its foothold in the aerospace, aviation, bioscience, broadcasting and telecommunications, energy, financial services, healthcare and wellness, and information technology-software industries. With one of the most educated workforces in the country, there is great opportunity for associations looking to expand their footprint.
Looking to capitalize on the region’s economic and membership opportunities? Contact Kellen’s Denver Vice President, David Stumph, at 720-881-6111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.