Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Innovation and Job News: "State of Downtown Denver 2015 has plenty to praise"

Quoting from Chris Meehan's posting yesterday in Confluence Denver:

"Last year, downtown Denver saw $1 billion in investments through completed projects. In 2015, that figure is expected to nearly double to $1.9 billion. That's just one key takeaway from the State of Downtown Denver 2015 event, hosted by the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP) on March 24.

There was a host of data showing the recent successes of Denver and how the city is poised to keep growing -- for instance, residential population has grown 165 percent since 2010. "In order to ensure future success we need to understand what we did right to get us where we are today," explained DDP CEO Tami Door at the event."
Link to the full article at Confluence Denver
Link to the 2015 State of Downtown Denver report

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Denver Ranks 9th of "2015’s Hardest Working Cities in America"

Quoting CBS4 in Denver:

"WalletHub studied 116 of the most populated cities, using seven key factors to determine the hardest workers. And two Colorado cities fall in the top 20.

Aurora, CO ranks as the 16th hardest working city in America. Its workweek hours average 38.5, and the labor force participation rate is 78.6%.

Still, Aurora isn’t working as hard as Denver, which ranked the 9th hardest-working out of 116 cities in the U.S. 

The average workweek hours for those in Denver is 38.9 (New York City is 39.2), with a labor force participation rate of 78.5%."
Link to the CBS4 posting

Quoting WalletHub, "The modern-day American worker would no doubt seem unrecognizable to its mid-20th century predecessor. Back in 1950, Americans were 400 percent less productive than they are today, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Were we lazier then? Not at all."
Link to the WalletHub Rankings

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Congrats, Denver Botanic Gardens: "Chihuly exhibit helps Denver Botanic Gardens draw highest visitor numbers in North America"

Quoting the DBJ's Caitlin Hendee from yesterday's posting:

"If the acres of garden displays, numerous events, and rows of flowers and plants weren't enough to draw you to Denver Botanic Gardens in 2014, then perhaps the Dale Chihuly glass sculptures were.

They certainly were for the 1,411,116 visitors who made their way to the Denver attraction in 2014, setting the Botanic Gardens apart as the most-visited public garden in North America last year."

Link to the Denver Business Journal

Link to the Denver Botanic Gardens' Website