Contracting Opportunities

Infrastructure is the backbone of Denver’s economy.

Construction projects stimulate the economy up and down the supply chain and provide opportunities for a variety of workers and industries:

Direct Jobs, Indirect Jobs, and Induced Jobs illustration

  • Direct jobs refer to the number of jobs that actually work the construction site.
  • Indirect jobs refer to the number of jobs that support the construction and typically work upstream or downstream of the actual construction.
  • Induced Jobs refer to the number of jobs that benefit from the project (Example: A hospitality industry worker receives a job due to the lodging required for construction workers.)

Jobs Created Or Supported

Jobs in construction have continued to support the Denver economy through the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping Denverites employed and the economy moving.

  • 2018: 1,480 plus jobs
  • 2019: 1,990 plus jobs
  • 2020: 1,780 plus jobs
  • 2021: 990 plus jobs
  • 2022: 1,620 plus jobs
  • 2023: 2,120 plus jobs

Every 1 million spent on construction results in 13 jobs

$1 million of investment in projects creates approximately 13 jobs for the City of Denver, with “jobs” referring to the number of positions that will be created by the construction program.

Elevate Denver’s Commitment to Workforce and the Community

From the moment work began in 2018, the Elevate Denver Bond Program has been committed to advancing the City’s vision for increasing opportunities for Small Business Enterprises (SBE) and Women and Minority Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE). Elevate Denver wants to make sure that all local businesses succeed. Working closely with the Denver Economic Development & Opportunity’s (DEDO) Division of Small Business Opportunity (DSBO) and Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), Elevate Denver works to strengthen our small business community by encouraging certified businesses to pursue work on bond projects

Careers in Construction

The Elevate Denver Bond Program is committed to ensuring that Denver residents — particularly those in underserved areas and from underrepresented backgrounds — benefit from the unprecedented investments being made in Denver’s infrastructure. Elevate Denver partners with the Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) Workforce Services and remains committed to working closely with the City to ensure bond projects have workforce development goals and opportunities.

Elevate Denver is a key project partner with the Denver Construction Careers Pilot (DCCP), a product of DEDO. The DCCP helps identify, recruit, train and support a strong pipeline of construction professionals to work on select public projects and meet the industry workforce demands of our growing city. Elevate Denver also partners with WORKNOW, a collaborative employment platform to provide a pathway to construction careers.

We invite vendors and contractors to learn about business opportunities with Elevate Denver.

Learn more about current opportunities.

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If you have additional questions, please contact us at elevatedenver@denvergov.org.