From its beginning as a center of trade and a Wild West hot spot in the gold rush days of the 1800s, Denver’s pioneer spirit has shaped the largest city in Colorado into a progressive hub of outdoor sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, the Mile High City is known for its skiing and snowboarding opportunities.
Ranked as a Beta world city, Denver has been one of the fastest growing cities in the US since 2010. The 19th largest city in the US and the largest city in a 500-mile radius, many central and southwest companies have called Denver home at one time or another. Scott’s Liquid Gold and Eagle Claw fishing gear manufacturer, The Wright & McGill Company have made their homes in Denver since 1954 and 1925, respectively. The Molson Coors Brewing Company shares its Rocky Mountain vistas with the Newmont Mining Company, one of the world’s largest gold producers and with MapQuest.
Recently, a trend in outdoor companies with plans in the works to relocate their headquarters to Denver includes Outdoor Retailer and VF Corp in support of its North Face, JanSport, Altra, and SmartWool brands. With a focus on supporting local businesses, small businesses make up 98% of Denver’s commercial sector. Denver is rated number one in great places to do business.