Metro Denver job market seen nationally as bright spot
Metro Denver’s job market continues to show strength and is recognized as a bright spot in national employment growth, according to data compiled by the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. in its Monthly Economic Summary for September.
A recent analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield MSA ranked third among the largest metro area in nonagricultural job growth from July 2011 to July 2012, posting a 3 percent gain.
“Key high-tech industry clusters, such as aerospace, bioscience, IT-software, and energy, support our state's strong innovation culture and help sustain job growth in the region," said Tom Clark, CEO of the Metro Denver EDC. "We have 14 Colorado companies on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies, and there are four new biotech startups moving into the Bioscience Park Center at the Fitzsimons Life Science District. Needless to say, there's no shortage of innovative activity in Metro Denver.”
Jennifer Hayes has been an Editor with the CREJ for more than 12 years. Jennifer covers all commercial real estate news for all property types in the Colorado Springs/Southern Front Range and the Western Slope/Mountain Town areas. Jennifer also is Editor of the Construction/Design/Engineering section, the Economic Development section and the Shopping Center section.
Before joining the Colorado Real Estate Journal, Jennifer served as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Texas A&M-Commerce. She earned her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in education from A&M-Commerce.
When not bringing you the latest in commercial real estate news and views for the Denver area, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and son, sports, dining out, reading, and perfecting her cookie and cupcake icing technique.