Metro Denver Named among Best-Performing Cities

October Sunrise ~ Kristal Kraft

October Sunrise ~ Kristal Kraft

The Milken Institute December report for the Best-Performing Cities where jobs are created and sustained included Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado.

Milken measures many factors to compile the list. They gauge the metrics of job, wage, and technology trends shaping both the current and future economy.

The good news is, Colorado is home to four cities that made the list. In addition to Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Boulder, Greeley andFort Collins-Loveland received a positive nod.  All cities moved up in rank over their positions from 2012.

The report quotes  Denver-Aurora-Broomfield Assets as:


  • Attractive business climate, skilled workforce, and strong international links.
  • Diverse high-tech industry mix triggering high growth.


  • Weakening global economy could restrain growth of high-tech products such as semiconductors.

The report stated Denver-Aurora-Broomfield has a “relatively diverse mix in the high-tech industry.”  The key industries in Metro Denver are telecommunications, aerospace, and manufacturing.

The economy is Metro Denver is healthy not just because our industries are doing well, but because our residents WANT to live here.