Feb 27, 2015 - Denver International Airport: Celebrating Two Decades and Ambitious New Plans...Happy 20th Birthday, DIA!
from the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation:
"A lot can happen in 20 years. In Metro Denver,
we’ve seen it all – a massive light rail expansion, a growing Millennial population that is attracting companies
and expansive mixed-use developments, four new professional sports stadiums, the revitalization of countless neighborhoods,
and the diversification of the region’s industry base with eight major clusters.
Denver International Airport (DIA) is a glowing example of just how good two decades can look. Established in 1995 as the
largest airport in the United States by total area, this regional economic engine is now consistently ranked as one of the
busiest airports in the world. It now houses 109 gates and 42 regional aircraft positions, and served a record 53 million
passengers last year, a massive growth from figures seen on its first birthday.
Now, as we collectively celebrate
the 20th anniversary of this important pillar of Metro Denver’s growth, on Saturday, Feb. 28, we are also excited to
embrace a rapidly evolving DIA into the future and the further growth anticipated on the immediate horizon."
Feb 6, 2015 - "Colorado Tourism Office tapped as best state tourist bureau in country"
from the Feb 4th posting by Jason Blevins:
"The Colorado Tourism Office last week won the best U.S.
state tourism bureau award in New York City’s 2015 Travvy Awards ceremony. Sponsored by travelpulse.com and Vacation
Agent Magazine, the contest harvested votes from 30,000 travel agents who named top cruise lines, rail lines, tour operators,
hotels, resorts, destinations, travel agencies and tourism bureaus."
Feb 5, 2015 - The Denver Press Club, A Denver Treasure:
from the Jan 29th Intermountain Jewish News article by Andrea Jacobs:
"AT THE Denver Press
which has graced 1330 Glenarm Place since 1925, time is compatibly contradictory. New business strategies have positioned
the club for solid growth in the 21st-century, but the past haunts each nook, cranny and caricature.
and reporters first met as an informal club in 1867 and incorporated as the Denver Press Club in 1877, one year after Colorado
Feb 4, 2015 - Metro Denver In The News: "Eight Facts You Might Not Know About Metro Denver's Eight Industry Clusters"
from the January 30th posting:
"Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation released its annual Industry Cluster
Study, a year-over-year and five-year analysis of our region’s leading industry clusters. These clusters are our primary
targets for national business recruitment as well as economic development retention and expansion efforts to grow Metro Denver’s
Our nine-county region has come a long way in recovering jobs since the recession, as Colorado finished
off 2014 strong with a 4 percent unemployment rate, the lowest since October 2007. A total of 4,700 new jobs were added to
the state in December alone.
my favorite image was Katy Perry's shooting star "lifter upper device." It reminded me of an old friend in Wichita,
the Wichita Children's Theatre and Dance Center logo. I served a three-year board term there in the late 80's and have the
fondest of memories of Monica Flynn and her amazing program that's going stronger than ever - http://wctdc.com/.