Denver, Boulder Rank High as Emerging Tech Centers, Says Report

By Ben Miller, Contributing Writer

11/18/15

Denver and Boulder both rank high as emerging technology centers in the United States, according to a new report.

The JLL Technology Office Outlook ranks Denver No. 4 and Boulder No. 6 as cities positioned to be technology’s new hotspots. The research used criteria such as tech economic momentum, talent pool, startup friendliness, and market factors such as cost of office space and housing to create its rankings.

San Francisco was ranked No. 1, Washington D.C. was No. 2, New York City is No. 3 and Chicago is No. 5 according to the report.

“Denver’s workforce is highly-educated, with high demand for skilled tech employees as the industry is growing. … Companies are looking to the CBD, RiNo, Platte Valley and LoHi for more talent, amenities and transportation,” the report says of Denver’s tech prospects.

And for Boulder, the report says: “Boulder has historically been a hotspot for large and small tech companies alike. The market continues to have a high demand for skilled tech workers, and enjoys a deep labor pool with direct access to the University of Colorado.”

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