FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, April 20, 2004CONTACT:
Lindy Eichenbaum Lent
Denver Named a Most Livable Community in U.S.
Denver will be one of nine large cities nationwide honored Tuesday when Partners for Livable Communities presents the “America’s Most Livable Communities” awards at the National Press Club. A total of 30 cities, including Denver, are being recognized for taking a novel approach to economic development, utilizing assets such as arts and culture resources, creative financing strategies, cross-county partnerships, and collaborative leadership to re-animate its downtown and develop itself into a globally competitive community.
Partners for Livable Communities, a national non-profit organization that has been working on the front lines of livability for over 25 years, selected Denver and other cities as America’s Most Livable Communities because their local innovations in the increasingly popular Creative Economy have brought vitality and growth to their regions and improved quality of life.
This announcement will be made at the National Press Club on Tuesday, April 20, 2004, where Dana Bryson, director of the Denver Office of Accountability and Reform, will accept the award from Treasury Secretary John Snow on Denver’s behalf. In addition to the awards presentation, a new website – www.mostlivable.org – will be unveiled on Tuesday, showcasing each of America’s Most Livable communities and providing extensive information on Denver.
Each of the chosen communities have taken major strides to prepare itself for the new global economy and as a result, 2004’s America’s Most Livable Communities are among the nation’s top destinations for travel, business investment, relocation, learning, retiring, and living.
America’s Most Livable Communities is a project of Partners for Livable Communities (www.livable.com). Partners for Livable Communities is a non-profit leadership organization working to improve the livability of communities by promoting quality of life, economic development, and social equity. Since its founding in 1977, Partners has helped communities set a common vision for the future, discover and use new resources for community and economic development and build public-private coalitions to further their goals.
For further information on Partners or those communities being honored, please call 202-887-5990.
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