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Denver ranks sixth best out of 102 big U.S. markets the monthly On Numbers Economic Index for October.
The index is a new yardstick of economic performance compiled by G. Scott Thomas, who covers demographic trends in the On Numbers blog for American City Business Journals, the Denver Business Journal’s parent company.
The index is a monthly rating of the economic vitality of 102 major metropolitan areas, generated by an 18-part formula that includes private-sector jobs, unemployment rates, worker earnings and home values.
ACED Activities & Events
ACED Board Meeting
Speaker: Howard Kenison
Thu. May 23
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ACED Board Room
The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) projects Adams County to be the fastest growing county in Colorado over the next twenty years in both population and employment. This projection is made in part because Adams County benefits directly from four of the five billion dollar projects in Colorado – Fitzsimons Redevelopment, E-470 toll way and proximity to Denver International Airport, and FasTracks. In addition, Adams County has an abundance of available, affordable land ripe for development.
Adams County is located at the northeastern quadrant of the Denver metropolitan area and covers over 1,100 square miles of land. It includes the cities of Arvada, Aurora, Bennett, Brighton, Commerce City, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton, Westminster, and a substantial unincorporated area.
Taking advantage of its strategic location, pro business climate and skilled workforce are companies like Ascent Solar Technologies, Avaya, Boeing, Cooper Lighting, General Electric/PrimeStar Solar, and General Motors.