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Denver needs vitality, vision to attract business

July 17, 2010View for printing

EDITOR'S NOTE: Colorado has lost a few big headquarters, including First Data, Frontier Airlines and soon Qwest. As the economic development community seeks ways to attract and retain companies, one out-of-state business leader offers his take on what drew his company to invest in Colorado.

Why does Corporex like Denver and Colorado as a business environment? I'd sum it up by citing three factors: progressive and visionary leadership, economic vitality and diversity, and a financial sector that recognizes unique lending opportunities and grabs them.

We made our first investment in Colorado nearly 10 years ago with construction of an Embassy Suites Hotel at Denver International Airport. We experienced immediate success Corporex COO Tom Banta and with other similar positive experiences committed to Denver by locating our western office in the Inverness Business Park. From there we work in close collaboration with our home offices in Covington, Ky.

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