Denver is Colorado’s largest city. The metropolitan area it shares with suburbs around it, and up and down the Front Range corridor, combine for most of the population of the state.
It’s not a small city by any means. Home to millions of citizens and thousands of businesses and companies, it’s not only home to major league sports franchises, but is actually a member of the illustrious list of cities that have franchises in all four or five of the continent’s major leagues. It’s said four or five, as not everyone is yet convinced that Major League Soccer has earned its place by the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL yet.
Citizens keep flocking to Denver, as do a number of businesses who know that quality of life is important to attracting and keeping top talent. The city is known for open spaces, arts, entertainment, and now for legal marijuana use. The Rockies and their scenery, skiing, and adventures are nearby too.
However, there are some companies that might be thinking about relocating to another city, and yet they look over Denver completely. Why is that? For some, the location is actually a turn off.
Denver is a rather remote city. The closest major cities are places like Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, and Kansas City, and these are all many hours away. In fact, they are hundreds of miles away. Whereas someone could drive through D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston in one long day, it often takes an overnight trip to just get from Denver to anywhere.
It’s even worse for anyone headed north. The major city north of Denver is Calgary, which is all the way up in Canada! The remote location of Denver makes travelling in and out of the city an expensive proposition for some businesses.