In my previous article (TOP REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD RELOCATE TO DENVER: PANASONIC ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS), I cited a recent article in Forbes Magazine by journalist Kurt Badenhausen.
The conclusion of Mr. Badenhausen’s piece amounts to a glowing recommendation for anyone thinking of moving to the Mile High City:
Denver ranks Number One on Forbes’ 17th annual list of the Best Places for Business and Careers in the U.S!
In particular, the Forbes report lauded Denver as the most attractive work environment in the U.S. due to its diverse economy, highly educated labor force, and outdoor recreational opportunities.
It went on to note that more and more companies are choosing Denver as the site for new operations or to relocate.
Founded in 1994, Lockheed Martin logs $46 billion in sales each year and currently employs some 112,000 people worldwide. The company researches, designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates advanced technology systems, products while offering services related to the management, engineering, technical, scientific, logistic and information sectors.
But what does this mean for Denver?
Recently, Lockheed Martin relocated the headquarters for its commercial space operations to its Denver campus. At present, more than 4,500 LM employees live and work in the Denver area.
As quoted from Mr. Badenhausen’s article:
“The great quality of life here [in Denver] makes it easier to attract and retain highly talented people,” says Barry Noakes, chief engineer for Lockheed’s commercial space business. “There’s a strong network of universities in the area that combine world-class research with outstanding engineering graduates.”
Mr. Noakes went on to applaud Colorado’s robust network of aerospace businesses. At present, the Denver metro area hosts the largest number of private aerospace jobs to be found anywhere in the U.S. with an average salary in this tranche of $119,000 per year.
All this might lead you to think that you have to be a rocket scientist (read: aerospace engineer) to do well in Denver.
Denver also offers significant employment opportunities in the sectors of aviation, bioscience, energy, financial services, information technology, healthcare and telecommunications.
As Mr. Badenhausen writes:
“The companies in these industries benefit from Denver and neighboring Boulder, which contain one of the most educated workforces in the country. Workers recognize Denver’s allure with more than 100,000 out-of-state migrants moving to Denver between 2010 and 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It is the fifth biggest influx for any metro area.”
My name is Mike Dovel. I’ve built my entire career — over thirty years’ work — helping families relocate to the Denver area.
As a Colorado resident, I know how special this region is. Few places in the United States can boast the attractions, economic opportunities, and overall quality of life that we have here in the Centennial State — and the Denver metro area in particular.
If you or someone you know is thinking of moving to Colorado, give my office a call today.
I’d be happy to listen to answer any questions you have and offer advice based on the wealth of wisdom I’ve accumulated from being one of Colorado’s top realtors for more than three decades.