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GLOBAL DENVER® DIPLOMATS was started in 2001 to encourage non-Colorado people and businesses to move to the State of Colorado. Details about participation can be found at this link: Diplomat . "First Choice: Denver!" is the Global Denver ® Vision 2020.

Denver has been ranked in the top 5 cities by Men's Journal for its "urban life" based upon affordability, nightlife and dynamic city center. Boulder was listed as one of the top 5 healthiest places to live.

The Master's of Public Health Program (M.P.H.) at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center ranks #1 in the category of community health in a recent annual survey of graduate school rankings by U.S. News and World Report.  Nurse practitioner programs in Family discipline and Pediatric Discipline rank 3rd in the U.S.A. The University of Colorado Medical School has opened on the Fitzsimmons campus in Aurora. Children's Hospital of Denver celebrated its 35th year Gala in November, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center. The 2013 gala will occur October 5, 2013.

 42nd Governor John Hickenlooper began his four year term as Governor on January 11, 2011.  Current information can be obtained at his official website: Office of Governor of Colorado

According to the Year 2010 USA Census, the number of residents in the State of Colorado has increased significantly. Growth occurred in all but six of Colorado's 63 counties.  More than 80% of the State's growth was in the 10 counties of the Metropolitan Front Range East of the Rocky Mountains. Hispanic and Asian populations grew rapidly in Colorado over the last decade.  The number of Hispanics in Colorado, according to the latest census, is 735,601 which is a 75% increase from the Year 1990 census.  Hispanics now represent 20% of the population in Colorado.

Colorado is expanding EU trade. Denver International Airport (DIA), through Frontier Airlines, offers non-stop service to many locations in Mexico. Southwest Airlines and Frontier Airlines now offer expanded services from DIA. Non-stop flights to many EU, Latin American and Asian countries from Denver are currently available or will be available in the near future. Denver International Airport exceeds its prior year record of travelers each yer. . Denver is considering the possibility of hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022.

In February, 2010, all the elements, including a large federal loan, came together to completely revitalize Union Station as a major transportation hub for the Front Range. The revitalization will include linking Union Station with Denver International Airport by way of the East RTD line. In 2009, DIA attained its maximum capacity of 50 million passengers a year. DIA will now be preparing for the arrival of FasTracks electric commuter-rail service. Taxpayers will be asked to vote on a 0.4 cents sales tax to provide funding to complete FasTracks. A $2.3 billion 46 FasTracks contract will be "let" to complete two major lines of FasTracks. The Eagle P3 project will have three llines: (1) the East line between downtown Denver and DIA, (2) the Gold Line from downtown Denver toWheat Ridge and (3) the Northwest Line from downtown Denver to Boulder and, eventually, Longmont.

Energy exploration in Colorado has increased in the last 24 months.  Previously abandoned oil wells are now pumping as close to capacity as possible. Low oil prices in the 1990s caused many of these wells to be closed.  Natural gas exploration is also increasing again in Colorado. Colorado and the Rocky Mountain have rich reserves of natural gas.  Energy related investments and companies supporting them will increase significantly over the next five years. Wind energy is positioned to be a increasing source of energy in Colorado. Many wind energy generators can be seen Northeast of Sterling. Weld County is a hotbed of mineral rights' leasing and drilling activity at this time.

After the September 11 tragedies in New York City and Washington, D.C., Denver hospitals have reviewed and updated their plans for mass casualties. The new University of Colorado Medical Center, including Children's hospital, continues to grow and expand on East Colfax in Aurora (the former site of Fitzsimmons Army hospital campus). Bioterrorism, chemical attack, nuclear attack are now being addressed as well as disaster plans for mass trauma.  Denver International Airport is well along the way in implementing new airport security rules regarding passenger travel as well as air cargo.

Foreign-owned companies with USA headquarters in Colorado include Corporate Express, Inc., Great West Life and Annuity Insurance, Gates Corporation,Gambro, Encana Oil and Gas, etc. These companies employ thousands of Colorado residents.

The 2008 National Democratic Convention was held in Denver. Denver is one of President Obama's favorite cities!. Denver is marketing itself to the national audience (and covered internationally by the media) as "WOW" town. "WOW" referring to the many, often understated, wonderful improvements and things to do in Denver, including the new addition to the Denver Art Museum, the FasTracks transit network and the expansion of the Colorado Convention Center. Across from the Convention Center, Spire Denver. www.spiredenver.com, has sold almost 75% of its units. 14th Street has undergone a massive $14 million re-vitalization and renamed Ambassador Row.

The Global Denver ® Initiative, under the very capable leadership of Councilman Doug Linkhart, is well on its way to facilitating the "friendliness" of Denver to the international community as well as the Global Denver ® Initiative being a comprehensive resource for new immigrants to Denver and the diverse, multinational, multicultural communities and businesses Denver embraces.

Global Denver, Inc. has allocated funds for temporary and revolving loans to Cuban Americans in Denver, Colorado and other USA locations. These microloans spur entrepreneurship, independence and self-reliance. For more information about µCuba ® , please contact us. Microloans are also available under the µDenver program for Colorado and Denver entrepreneurs.

 

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