Ten major economic development accomplishments in 2012 - Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
Metro Denver had a landmark year in 2012 for major economic development news and accomplishments. From the announcement of a long-awaited nonstop flight to Tokyo to several big-league company relocations and expansions and the location of a satellite office of the U.S. Trademark and Patent office in Denver, momentum in the region is at an all-time high as we begin 2013.
"This past year stands as one of the most memorable in my economic development career," said Tom Clark, CEO of the Metro Denver EDC. "Our regional partnerships to accomplish these milestones are stronger than ever. And all of this wouldn't be possible without the support of our investors and the crucial cooperation we have with the region's economic development groups."
10. Regions come to learn -The Metro Denver region is recognized nationally and even internationally for its collaborative approach to economic development. Minneapolis/St. Paul, Las Vegas, Reno, and Appleton, Wis. led economic development leadership missions to Metro Denver in 2012. Topics of interest to these regions: the Code of Ethics that our economic development partners adhere to, marketing the varying attributes of a nine-county region with nearly 3.5 million people, and how our region completes big infrastructure projects such as FasTracks, Fitzsimons, and Denver International Airport.
9. E-Force expands marketing reach - In mid-2012, we launched the Metro Denver E-Force Campaign to mobilize the region's most passionate business leaders to share the latest rankings, business news, and inside knowledge with their professional and social media networks. Through the connections of our E-Force agents in 2012, our messages and business news reach an average audience of 108,000 social media users, and we're still recruiting new agents online.