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Denver, Colorado

Denver has seen record-setting financial investment in its downtown district, a business group says.

The Downtown Denver Partnership, which focuses on economic development in the city, says the downtown area has seen $5.7 billion in investments since 2014.

The partnership released a map detailing developments that have gone up in the past five years or are in the process of being built.

“Downtown Denver’s record-setting growth in jobs, residents, and visitors is attracting significant development activity,” the group said.

The $5.7 billion in total investments includes 84 projects, 15 of which totaling $1.2 billion in investments are currently under construction, the map said. 

“These projects add 10,000 new residential units, 4.4 million square feet of office space, and 3,600 new hotel rooms to our center city, creating opportunities for future growth and innovation,” the group said.

Denver is among the fastest-growing big cities in the country, in a state with one of the best-ranked economies.

The partnership’s announcement comes on the heels of Denver’s tourism bureau saying the city saw $6.5 billion in spending from 31 million tourists who visited last year.

Regional Editor

Derek Draplin is a regional editor at The Center Square. He previously worked as an opinion producer at Forbes, and as a reporter at Michigan Capitol Confidential and The Detroit News. He’s also an editor at The Daily Caller.