The Denver Office of Economic Development (OEC) is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for the City of Denver, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents. Our purposeful and intentional approach to economic development is designed to broaden the tax base, stimulate balanced growth, increase the availability and affordability of housing, revitalize neighborhoods, and develop a skilled workforce for our region’s employers. Working with a wide variety of community partners, we work to build and sustain an economic culture that reflects values of innovation and sustainability.
Working in concert with every agency in the City and County of Denver, we are intent upon delivering a world-class city where everyone matters.
From small business financing to regulatory assistance, employee recruitment, Enterprise Tax Zone Credit assistance and a myriad of other services, we serve as a resource to help businesses thrive. We also help promote small and disadvantaged businesses by providing access to contracting opportunities within Denver through a rigorous certification process.
We facilitate the development of viable urban neighborhoods by providing quality affordable housing, an enhanced living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents. We offer finance assistance for residential housing, technical assistance for neighborhood revitalization.
Through our operation of the Denver Workforce Centers, our agency offers specialized employment and training services that meet the recruiting and training needs of businesses, job seekers and youth throughout the metro area. Workforce Development staff connect employers with a trained and ready workforce, while assisting job seekers with gaining needed skills and securing sustainable employment.