Denver Ranks No.1 On Forbes’ 2015 List Of The Best Places For Business And Careers

Forbes crunched the numbers on the 401 metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S. to gauge the best and worst business climates. The result is our 17th annual list of the Best Places for Business and Careers.

Denver ranks No. 1 for the first time, moving up from a fourth place finish in 2014. The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area, home to 2.8 million people, is attractive for its diverse economy, highly educated labor force and outdoor recreational opportunities. Companies are increasingly choosing Denver as the site for new operations or to relocate.

Panasonic Enterprise Solutions, a new technology and solar energy division of Panasonic North America, selected Denver over 22 cities in December for its primary U.S. innovation and sales hub. The company’s president, Jim Doyle, cited Denver’s proximity to nearby universities, Denver International Airport and $1.5 million in incentives for choosing the Mile High City. “It became somewhat of a slam dunk,” Doyle told the Denver Business Journal. It is expected to create 330 jobs at an average wage of nearly $90,000.

see full article here: www.forbes.com

57 comments
Stephani Marini
Stephani Marini

Read some of the comments though... Literally everyone complains that Colorado is stupid expensive \U0001f601

Sandra Martinez
Sandra Martinez

Stawp! ✋🏼 lol no you need to hurry so we can open IL 2!!

Nathan Walker
Nathan Walker

Many of the morons here commenting on the article are the ultimate proof of their total and complete lack of reading comprehension. Their comments are beyond dumb.

Nathan Walker
Nathan Walker

Yeah, that must explain that massive increase in traffic accidents that hasn't happened yet

Herrera Jeanie
Herrera Jeanie

Except for the epidemic of potheads. Drive at your own risk these days, people of Colorado. :(

Brett Kelley
Brett Kelley

Wrong. Denver has been growing since the 90s

Brodie Woodard
Brodie Woodard

Everyone from denver moves to Austin! It's kinda like a pipeline for transplants

Sarah Alexa
Sarah Alexa

Colorado was not made for a large population the roads are over crowded, the rent is 1000 dollars or more, forget getting a house unless you make good money. I want the old Colorado back when we could get to where we are going within 10-15 minutes instead of a 30 minute drive.. Ugh

Mary Tyra
Mary Tyra

Which means soon the rent will go down .

Stephen Boss
Stephen Boss

Note this article Mj Gibson and Gene Lempp.

Suzie Edwards Weber
Suzie Edwards Weber

If you're a stoner, maybe....that's the demographic that's moving there...

Mayra Gabriela
Mayra Gabriela

Look Sandra Martinez you need to move down here asap

Lanette Hartman Murfield
Lanette Hartman Murfield

Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Cost of living is high....housing high.....traffic is horrible BUT....

Jace Riley
Jace Riley

You posted this for the past two days....

Ginger Brown
Ginger Brown

Personally I don't want anyone else moving to Denver. Our city is getting out of hand.

Chad Schneidewind
Chad Schneidewind

This is a humorous exchange because its a misunderstanding on both sides. Thats rare.

Tim Adams
Tim Adams

Love the article BUT reading an earlier article that the RENT is GOING THROUGH THE ROOF - how does this compute? How does the cost of living and rent fit into the calculation? Denver has many great things going for it - but if the housing is going through the roof and the salaries better as well! Forbes - you should talk with The Denver Post and CBS Denver about this! I wonder?

Laura Haskins
Laura Haskins

It's really not. Part-time jobs, not enough housing and skyrocketing housing prices. You can't let your dog off-leash, and you have to pay for recycyling pick-up. Pit-bull "types" and so-called bully breeds are illegal within city limits. Traffic keeps getting worse and worse. Terrible dating scene for single women.

Stephanie Mason
Stephanie Mason

If I didn't love and care about my Nephew's as I do, I'd suggest moving here to them. I wished I was in a position to move far away from Denver.

Aaron Garcia
Aaron Garcia

Quite posting stuff like this end up bringing more people here damn it

Lorrie Craven Tarr
Lorrie Craven Tarr

I would love to move back home to Denver but I am afraid that I couldn't afford it...makes me sad.

HerkandKarin Ingham
HerkandKarin Ingham

No it doesn't. Denver is number 4. Still really good. Love ya, Denver! Third generation native! If it matters, SanFransisco is also on that list...with a median home price of $900.000.00. Whatever their criteria is, home prices must not be a major factor.