Colorado Convention Center. Photo Courtesy of Visit Denver

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountain region, the city and county of Denver are at the center of numerous economic activities including business, services, transportation, government, product distribution, workforce, entertainment, shopping, and cultural and sporting events. At 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver is known as the “Mile High City” and is the core of Colorado’s financial district and the base for state government offices. The city is also home to hospitals nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, and the region’s thriving bioscience research community is known for clinical discovery.

With downtown, the I-70 industrial corridor, the Central Platte Valley, and surrounding neighborhoods and business districts, Denver is clearly a city where a varied economy supports a diverse population. Central Denver is an original area of the city and is rich in history.

The neighborhoods of Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park, Congress Park, Glendale and Cherry Creek are convenient to downtown and just minutes from the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in nearby City Park.

Metro Denver is also the cultural capital of the Rocky Mountain region. The Denver Performing Arts Complex – the largest arts complex in the world – gives visitors access to the symphony, ballet, opera, theatre, and touring productions. Metro Denver is also home to avant-garde museums and family-friendly attractions including the Denver Zoo and the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Like shopping? Not to worry here! There are 21 shopping and lifestyle centers with 500,000 square feet or more, plus many smaller shopping districts throughout the city.