April 3, 2015 – The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) hosted its 11th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thursday to celebrate Metro Denver’s economic achievements and regional cooperation in the previous year. The event took place at the Seawell Grand Ballroom of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
“In 2014, our economy experienced one of our greatest growth periods,” said Tom Clark, CEO of the Metro Denver EDC. “Multi-millions of dollars in new hospitals, transit, DIA, and commercial building helped to rank us among the top states for infrastructure construction – a good sign to national site selection consultants that we are a region with vision.”
Mike Matthews, Co-Chair of the Metro Denver EDC’s Executive Committee and Wells Fargo’s Market President for Colorado, highlighted several ways the region is “navigating new frontiers” in innovation, global connectivity, cutting-edge industry, economic growth, and synergy within the business community.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper attended the luncheon and addressed the sold-out crowd of 500 area business and economic development leaders.
The Metro Denver EDC’s six major initiatives to expand the region’s economy are supported by its investors and economic development partners. Leadership from the organization’s Executive Committee and Board of Governors presented several awards at the luncheon to honor extraordinary efforts and investment in the region’s economy.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems was honored with a Deal of the Year Award, which recognizes companies that created significant impact in the region through new job creation and capital investment. Lockheed Martin located a new Commercial Space headquarters on its campus in southern Jefferson County. The company is moving 350 jobs from Newtown, Pennsylvania and will hire several hundred additional staff locally in the years to come.
For a full list of awards and recipients, visit www.metrodenver.org.