While the economy of the nation is generally growing and job growth has been consistent for nearly a decade, not every state or region is seeing the gains as much as others. That leaves many citizens wondering if they should pull up and leave for greener pastures. Some cities are certainly growing faster than others, and many are noticing the growth of Denver, Colorado and wondering if it’s a good place to move for to find work. It’s certainly a good question, and not always easy to answer.
Denver by itself is one of the top 20 largest cities in the country, and part of over 4 million people in the Front Range metropolitan area across two states and 18 counties. It is notable as one of the few cities in the nation to have major league franchises in all five of the ‘big’ sports, namely MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA, and MLS. However, it’s also the smallest of this elite club, yet that might change. Of all the big cities of America, Denver is growing the fastest. So, there is certainly growth in the area that you might can be a part of to boost your income and career.
What might determine your success of lack thereof is what kind of career you seek here. Technology, finance, and health care are good sectors here. Tourism is a huge business, since the Rockies start here. However, agriculture is also huge, since the Great Plains end here. Retail, housing, real estate, and customer service are also good sectors. Food and beverage is booming thanks to breweries popping up around town. Outdoor adventure and sports are also big, given the hiking, skiing, rafting, rock climbing, and many other outdoor adventures the state offers residents and visitors.
One thing that might not be good for your career prospects is if you need a lot of travel between cities for business and success. Denver is the largest city in any direction for over 500 miles, so you’d have to drive literally all night in order to find another metropolis. It’s different if you fly though, as flights to many major cities and even other countries take off from a premium airport almost every hour of the day.
There’s a lot to consider, but Denver might be just what your career needs if you’re not making enough money or finding enough work where you live right now.