The Denver Post reports that Denver's eight major clusters all grew in employment last year, bolstering the economic impact they have as the backbone of business in metro Denver and northern Colorado. According to the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, this marks the first time such a growth has occurred in the past 13 years.
As designated by local authorities, these eight clusters are: aerospace, aviation, bioscience, broadcasting and telecommunications, energy, financial services, health care, and information technology-software.
"The results are quite encouraging to us and show the high value of our diversified industry strategy," said Tom Clark, CEO of Metro Denver EDC. Several projects supported by Metro Denver EDC remain key to the area's long-term growth. These include the opening of a U.S. Patent and Trademark satellite office in Denver, efforts to develop a commercial spaceport in the region, and an expanded network of flights from Denver International Airport, including a new nonstop flight from Denver to Tokyo.
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