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Denver’s Job Creation & Business Development: A Catalyst for Conversation

As the Sacramento region sets out to bolster our next economy and cultivate a business-friendly culture that generates jobs and new investment, what can we learn from Denver?

Over the past two decades, Metro Denver has successfully diversified its economy with industries ranging from energy to aerospace and bioscience to information technology. CNBC ranked Colorado fifth in "America’s Top States for Business" in 2011 and the state ranked especially high for business friendliness, economy, and access to capital.

Creating a clear path to job creation and business development is an essential economic foundation in thriving communities and, under the banner of Next Economy, the Capital Region is setting out to do just that.

“Our region has already begun to see the success of regional cooperation, and it is important that we continue that momentum and build upon those achievements by applying the effective cooperative strategies Denver has been utilizing,” said Metro Chamber President and CEO, Roger Niello.

The 2012 Study Mission to Denver, September 12-14, provides the ideal destination for local leaders to see a region that has put business-friendly policy first. With a long history of getting big projects done, Denver’s been committed to building a vibrant business climate that attracts both new business and skilled labor. It is no accident that Forbes recently ranked Denver fifth on its 2012 list of the ‘Best Places for Business and Careers,’ and that Colorado ranked eighth on the Enterprising States report of states expected to grow and prosper in the coming years. Metro EDGE currently stands as the beacon to Engage, Develop, Give and Empower the young leaders of Sacramento. As we strive to be on the list of ‘Best Places for Business and Careers,’ we look to Denver for insight to further attract and develop this demographic, creating a business environment and culture where young professionals choose Sacramento as a place to live, work, and play.

Denver’s “one-for-all" approach and legendary "can-do" attitude to creating a competitive environment that attracts companies, talent and jobs has paid off and Metro Denver leaders cite region-wide collaboration as the linchpin of their success. Learn more. Join us in Denver, CO September 12-14.

For more information on this year’s Study Mission program, visit http://metrochamber.org/studymission

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