Denver MSA and Companies
Known as the Mile-High city, Denver, Colorado is located in the middle of the United States. Home to the Denver Broncos, Denver sits 5000 feet above sea level. This iconic city is next to the huge Rocky Mountains, and one can watch the sunset fall over these giant snow topped mountains.
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area had a gross metropolitan product of 158 billion dollars in 2010. It is the 18th largest metro economy in the Nation. Because of its location, it is a key trade point for the country and a plethora of companies find their home in Denver MSA. Newmont Mining Corporation is the second largest gold producer in North America. Quizno’s, the sandwich company, Shane Company, the jeweler, and Cook Communications Ministries, the comic book/bible producer, are all headquartered in Denver. CH2M Hill, a huge world-wide engineering company with over 30,000 employees is based in Denver’s MSA. Crocs, the footwear company and Trinidad/ Benham Corporation, a large aluminum foil and bean supplier are also located here.
According to Brookings, Denver exported 10 billion dollars annually, composing 7.3% of their GDP. The United States Department of Commerce accounts for about one third of these exports and groups them by industry and destination. According to the Department of Commerce, Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing (11% of total exports) was the most exported industry cluster in Denver. The largest amount of these exports were bound for the Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation followed by the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Denver’s Top Importing Companies
Not available to the general public, we can gain a picture of some of the largest importers in the Denver MSA using PIERS Prospects . Echostar Technologies, a huge technology company known for being the parent company of Dish Network, is the largest importer in this area, with imports valuing 140 million dollars in 12 months. Another notable company is the ninth one down the list, Trinidad/ Benham Corporation, the bean and aluminum foil supplier. According to Prospects, Trinidad Benham Corporation imports valued more than 18.6 million dollars in the last 12 months.
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