For the second consecutive year, Denver was ranked No. 1 in Forbes Magazine's annual survey, "Best Places for Business and Careers 2016."
One reason that Denver is such a draw for commerce is our abundance of resources, such as those found right here at DPL. Entrepreneurs can get the numbers and statistics they need to grow their businesses through our Bizboost appointments, and we have an impressive selection of databases, all available with your Denver Public Library card, including Reference USA, Demographics Now and the Business Plans Handbook.
Here are also some invaluable resources you can find online:
- Launched in 2015, BusinessDen is a streamlined source for local business news and is divided into four categories: Startups, Commercial Real Estate, Retail, and Fitness & Recreation. Recent articles include "Demo Begins on Future CVS Site," and "Dog Harness Fetches Third Patent."
- Check out Confluence Denver for entrepreneurship, startups, the arts and Denver's game changers. The Buzz section stays on top of recent awards, accomplishments and rankings of the City, while Focus on Architecture has features such as "Housing Scrapes: Signs of Economic Vitality or Withering Neighborhoods?"
- In addition to Crain's Denver's newsy website, you can receive a newsletter designed for your business needs and interests every morning. Topic options include media, small business, transportation and biotech.
- Do you ever wonder what all these cranes are up to, besides slowing down your commute? DenverInfill offers updates, news and commentary on our city's "urban infill," which is the process of developing vacant or under-used parcels within existing urban areas.
- DenverUrbanism has news, ideas and commentary about the Mile High City, with much of the content focusing on housing and walkability. A recent article, "Living Space vs. Parking Space," explains why so much new housing has no parking.
- Stay informed with the Downtown Denver Partnership, a nonprofit that plans, manages and develops Downtown Denver. Don't miss the Overview of the 13 City Center Neighborhoods, Key Facts and Rankings and an article on the arrival of the Uniqlo store on the mall.
- Although it's a fee-based website, there's plenty of free content in the Denver Business Journal such as the "crane watch." Non-subscribers can also sign up to receive twice-daily newsletters and breaking news alerts.
- The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) is a planning organization where local governments collaborate to allocate funding and set guidelines and policy in the areas of transportation, aging and regional development. Check out the Denver Regional Visual Resources section for raw data turned into interactive visuals on subjects ranging from traffic counts to job trends.