Denver, Colorado’s beautiful capital city, has the distinction of being named as one of Forbes’ fastest growing cities in the entire United States. The list consists of just 10 cities in total. Other cities on the list were in states such as California and Texas.

It’s no big surprise at all that the Mile High City has been placed in this illustrious and esteemed category. Many factors contribute to Denver’s placement on Forbes’ list. In 2014, the city surpassed its yearly oil production record, impressively enough. As 5WPR, was looking to add a new office – after our initial research – we aligned ourselves with Forbes, and decided that Denver was a perfect fit for 5W PR.

When Forbes reviewed cities for purposes of creating their list, they assessed the Denver area’s recent unemployment, yearly pay, economic growth and job growth statistics for in-depth insight. Not only did Forbes pay attention to Denver proper, but they also paid attention to areas that are part of the city’s vast metropolitan area, specifically Broomfield and Aurora. The rate of population growth in Denver in 2014 was 1.74 percent. Unemployment, job growth and median pay had rates and amounts of 4 percent, 2.66 percent and $64,300 respectively. The median yearly pay was based on employees who had received college degrees.

There are many reasons why Denver is a wonderful place for career purposes. The city is among the nation’s most educated metropolises. More than 38 percent of the people who reside in Denver have degrees from institutions of higher learning. Many of those people attended area schools such as Colorado State University, Denver University and Colorado University. Not only are the people of Denver an educated bunch, but they’re also extremely young. The city’s median age is just 35 years old, after all.

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People who are interested in moving to Denver and working there may also be interested in the affordability of the area, especially when compared to other large cities in the United States such as New York, New York, Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California. Denver’s cost of living is similar to the average in the United States. That, as a result, translates to being a little more than 50 percent the cost of residing in San Francisco, California. Living expenses and real estate are both comparatively affordable in Denver.

Entrepreneurs may be interested in conducting business in Denver due to its abundance of startup events. Notable examples include the Denver New Tech Meetup, Denver Refresh and Denver Open Coffee. Other useful assistance for startups is available through the Denver Software Club and the Colorado Technology Association, among various others. That’s in no way the end of the benefits for startups in Denver, either. The city is merely half an hour away from Boulder. Boulder is home to TechStars Boulder, which has been in operation since 2007 and has enjoyed great success in enticing startups from other locales.

Denver’s bioscience, aerospace, financial services, IT (information technology) and energy industries are all doing beautifully. Jobs opportunities are growing in Denver and so are overall household incomes. These things are both crucial ingredients for a city that’s poised for future success and achievement.

Denver even is a good place for people who interested in culture and the arts. The city’s downtown area is flourishing, first and foremost. The city also has an abundance of highly esteemed museums. Live entertainment is also readily available in Denver. Some of the city’s most noteworthy cultural attractions include the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Children’s Museum of Denver, the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art. These are just a few examples of the many standout cultural destinations located throughout the large city.

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Some people appreciate conducting business in Denver due to the city’s generally pleasant climate. Denver wows people with 300 plus sunny days every year. It’s also close to the Rocky Mountains, which are majestically beautiful and ideal for all types of recreational activities. Examples include hiking, picnicking, wildlife observation, fishing, camping, picturesque drives and even horseback riding.

If you want to live and work in a lively and beautiful American city that’s on the rise, then Denver, Colorado is definitely one you should investigate. The Denver metropolitan area has it all, from plentiful career opportunities and intelligent citizens to terrific weather and affordable living prices. 5WPR is currently looking for the top Public Relations stars in Colorado. Checkout our website for more information!

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Ronn Torossian is the founder and CEO of 5W Public Relations, one of the largest independently-owned PR firms in the United States. With over 20 years of experience crafting and executing powerful narratives, Torossian is one of America's most prolific and well-respected Public Relations professionals. Since founding 5WPR in 2003, he has led the company's growth, overseeing more than 175 professionals in the company's headquarters in midtown Manhattan. With clients spanning corporate, technology, consumer and crisis, in addition to digital marketing and public affairs capabilities, 5WPR is regularly recognized as an industry leader and has been named "PR Agency of the Year" by the American Business Awards on multiple occasions. Throughout his career, Torossian has worked with some of the world's most visible companies, brands and organizations. His strategic, resourceful approach has been recognized with numerous awards including being named the Stevie American Business Awards 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year, the American Business Awards PR Executive of the Year, twice over, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year semi-finalist, Metropolitan Magazine's Most Influential New Yorker, and a 2020 Top Crisis Communications Professional by Business Insider. Torossian is known as one of the country's foremost experts on crisis communications, and is called on to counsel blue chip companies, top business executives and entrepreneurs both in the United States and worldwide. Torossian has lectured on crisis PR at Harvard Business School, appears regularly on CNN & CNBC, was named to PR Week's "40 under Forty" list, is a contributing columnist for Forbes and the New York Observer, and his book, "For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results With Game-Changing Public Relations" is an industry best-seller. A NYC native, Torossian lives in Manhattan with his children. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and active in numerous charities.