Denver is the capital city and a county in the state of Colorado, in the USA. It is the largest in Colorado, and is often called the Mile-High City due to its official elevation being exactly one mile above sea level. This puts Denver at one of the highest altitudes for major cities in the US.
Denver’s economy is primarily based on its location, geographically near the center of the US, and connected to the country’s major transportations systems. There is a large logistics and trucking industry in the city. Other large corporations with office space and facilities near Denver include Qwest Communications, Dish Network Corporation, Starz-Encore, DIRECTV, Comcast, EnCana, Halliburton, Smith International, and Rio Tinto Group. There is a large government sector to the economy with facilities such as the Denver Federal Center, the Denver Mint, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. You will also find corporations such as Lockheed Martin Corp., United Airlines, Kroger Co., Xcel Energy Inc, MapQuest, and several locations of Ball Corporation in the city.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Denver is known for its proximity to the mountains and a climate that is typically sunny. The entire state of Colorado offers a very active and outdoor lifestyle, and Denver leads the way in providing easy access to winter skiing or summer hiking, climbing, kayaking, and camping. Denver is also near a great selection of local and national breweries. Many of these breweries offer tours, restaurants, and tastings. The larger breweries in the area include Coors and New Belgium Brewing. Denver is also home to the annual Great Beer Festival, held in the fall. Dining options in Denver include Old Blinking Light, 123 Pho, Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar, and Lansdowne Arms. Salsa Brava is a fresh Mexican grill that serves up authentic cuisine in a lively setting.
Denver International Airport features international and domestic flights and is located 24 miles from the city center. Denver is extremely well connected with Interstate 25 running through the city center and intersecting with Interstate 70. Public transportation for the city of Denver is handled by the RTD bus and light rail services. The central business district is well served by the light rail network with stops at the Theatre District Station and along California and Stout Streets. Broadway Station is located south of the city center and is a main transport hub, which provides both bus and rail links to the rest of Denver.