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Old 04-29-2013, 10:44 PM
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What is denver's economy made up of?

Just so that I can get a feel.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:41 AM
 
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Same stuff as any sunbelt city but just less of it. Lot more government related work for a city this size. Poor housing market due to lack of investment activity. Most sunbelt cities prefer to build more than is needed. Denver likes to strangle markets to make them look better than they are, both in housing and other industries.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:46 AM
 
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Same stuff as any sunbelt city but just less of it. Lot more government related work for a city this size. Poor housing market due to lack of investment activity. Most sunbelt cities prefer to build more than is needed. Denver likes to strangle markets to make them look better than they are, both in housing and other industries.
You're in need of a geography lesson...

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:01 AM
 
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No, I just wasn't clear. I meant comparing denver to large sunbelt cities like LA, SD, Pheonix, Dallas, Houston, and atlanta.

Denver is a step below the above places as far as growth and business is concerned. Most business has migrated from the north to the south in the past few decades.

A denver native would probably not have seen this or understand how many northerner a have moved south, because there is nothing above colorado.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:03 AM
 
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No, I just wasn't clear. I meant comparing denver to large sunbelt cities like LA, SD, Pheonix, Dallas, Houston, and atlanta.

Denver is a step below the above places as far as growth and business is concerned. Most business has migrated from the north to the south in the past few decades.

A denver native would probably not have seen this or understand how many northerner a have moved south, because there is nothing above colorado.
How many states South of Colorado have a higher GDP growth rate?

State Economic GDP Growth Statistics | Statistic Brain


1 North Dakota 7.1 7.6
2 Oregon 3.4 4.7
3 West Virginia 4.0 4.5
4 Texas 2.8 3.3
5 Alaska 1.9 2.5
6 Michigan 2.9 2.3
7 Massachusetts 4.2 2.2
7 Maryland 2.9 2.2
9 California 1.8 2.0
9 Utah 1.7 2.0
9 Washington 1.6 2.0
9 Connecticut 3.1 2.0
13 Washington DC 3.5 1.9
13 Tennessee 3.5 1.9
13 Iowa 3.1 1.9
13 Colorado 1.4 1.9
17 North Carolina 3.4 1.8
18 Georgia 1.4 1.7
19 Delaware 1.3 1.6
20 Arizona 0.7 1.5
20 New Hampshire 1.3 1.5
22 Illinois 1.9 1.3
23 Pennsylvania 3.0 1.2
23 South Carolina 2.6 1.2
23 Minnesota 3.2 1.2
23 Nevada -0.2 1.2
27 Wisconsin 2.5 1.1
27 New York 5.1 1.1
27 Indiana 4.6 1.1
27 Ohio 2.1 1.1
31 Oklahoma 1.0 1.0
32 South Dakota 2.2 0.8
32 Rhode Island 2.8 0.8
34 Idaho 2.0 0.6
35 Louisiana 2.6 0.5
35 Kentucky 3.2 0.5
35 Vermont 3.2 0.5
35 Kansas 2.1 0.5
35 Florida 1.4 0.5
40 Virginia 2.6 0.3
40 Arkansas 2.3 0.3
42 New Mexico 1.7 0.2
43 Nebraska 1.9 0.1
44 Missouri 1.4 0.0
44 Montana 1.1 0.0
46 Hawaii 1.2 -0.2
47 Maine 2.1 -0.4
48 New Jersey 2.5 -0.5
49 Mississippi 1.1 -0.8
49 Alabama 2.0 -0.8
51 Wyoming -0.3 -1.2
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:30 AM
 
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Too coincidental, but a buddy of mine who is a commercial realtor in Chicago just emailed this to me:

Denver on the Map - Real Estate Bisnow (NATIONAL)

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In 10 years, Denver has gone from being 48th top national job producer to third. The flood of 25-34 year olds is more than balancing retiree migration. 12 new HQs relocated into town last year, they've become the top private aerospace market, and they're finishing up infrastructure that will provide state-of-the-art local transit. Plus, they've got that famous quality of life.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:54 AM
 
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How many states South of Colorado have a higher GDP growth rate?

State Economic GDP Growth Statistics | Statistic Brain


1 North Dakota 7.1 7.6
2 Oregon 3.4 4.7
3 West Virginia 4.0 4.5
4 Texas 2.8 3.3
5 Alaska 1.9 2.5
6 Michigan 2.9 2.3
7 Massachusetts 4.2 2.2
7 Maryland 2.9 2.2
9 California 1.8 2.0
9 Utah 1.7 2.0
9 Washington 1.6 2.0
9 Connecticut 3.1 2.0
13 Washington DC 3.5 1.9
13 Tennessee 3.5 1.9
13 Iowa 3.1 1.9
13 Colorado 1.4 1.9
17 North Carolina 3.4 1.8
18 Georgia 1.4 1.7
19 Delaware 1.3 1.6
20 Arizona 0.7 1.5
20 New Hampshire 1.3 1.5
22 Illinois 1.9 1.3
23 Pennsylvania 3.0 1.2
23 South Carolina 2.6 1.2
23 Minnesota 3.2 1.2
23 Nevada -0.2 1.2
27 Wisconsin 2.5 1.1
27 New York 5.1 1.1
27 Indiana 4.6 1.1
27 Ohio 2.1 1.1
31 Oklahoma 1.0 1.0
32 South Dakota 2.2 0.8
32 Rhode Island 2.8 0.8
34 Idaho 2.0 0.6
35 Louisiana 2.6 0.5
35 Kentucky 3.2 0.5
35 Vermont 3.2 0.5
35 Kansas 2.1 0.5
35 Florida 1.4 0.5
40 Virginia 2.6 0.3
40 Arkansas 2.3 0.3
42 New Mexico 1.7 0.2
43 Nebraska 1.9 0.1
44 Missouri 1.4 0.0
44 Montana 1.1 0.0
46 Hawaii 1.2 -0.2
47 Maine 2.1 -0.4
48 New Jersey 2.5 -0.5
49 Mississippi 1.1 -0.8
49 Alabama 2.0 -0.8
51 Wyoming -0.3 -1.2
Pointless.

A state with a population of 200,000 may grow to 300,000 in 5 years, and would end up #1 on that statistic. While a state like texas might grow by 3,000,000 people and still end up at the bottom of that list.

SECONDLY, let's not forget that government sector is considered part of GPD. Colorado ranks near the top of the list for federal government sector work compared to overall population.

Not what I had in mind when I mentioned business activity.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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Pointless.

A state with a population of 200,000 may grow to 300,000 in 5 years, and would end up #1 on that statistic. While a state like texas might grow by 3,000,000 people and still end up at the bottom of that list.

SECONDLY, let's not forget that government sector is considered part of GPD. Colorado ranks near the top of the list for federal government sector work compared to overall population

Not what I had in mind when I mentioned business activity.
Then it is strange that Texas and California both ranked higher than Colorado on this list. By your reasoning they should both be at the bottom based solely on population. I think you need to take an economics class at the local community college.

I would also like to get your comments on the post I made following that one.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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I'm confused. Why don't these lists match?

Population growth rates by state ranked by percentage

— District of Columbia 632,323 601,723 +5.09%
1 North Dakota 699,628 672,591 +4.02%
2 Texas 26,059,203 25,145,561 +3.63%
3 Utah 2,855,287 2,763,885 +3.31%
4 Colorado 5,187,582 5,029,196 +3.15%
5 Alaska 731,449 710,231 +2.99%
6 Florida 19,317,568 18,801,310 +2.75%
7 Washington 6,897,012 6,724,540 +2.56%
8 Virginia 8,201,849 8,001,024 +2.51%
9 Georgia 9,919,945 9,687,653 +2.40%
10 South Dakota 833,354 814,180 +2.36%
11 Hawaii 1,392,313 1,360,301 +2.35%
12 Tennessee 6,539,672 6,392,017 +2.31%
13 North Carolina 9,752,073 9,535,483 +2.27%
14 Wyoming 576,412 563,626 +2.27%
15 Nevada 2,758,931 2,700,551 +2.16%
16 Delaware 917,092 897,934 +2.13%
17 South Carolina 4,723,723 4,625,364 +2.13%
18 California 38,041,430 37,253,956 +2.11%
19 Maryland 5,884,563 5,773,552 +1.92%
20 Idaho 1,595,728 1,567,582 +1.80%
21 Oregon 3,899,353 3,831,074 +1.78%
22 Arizona 6,456,243 6,346,105 +1.74%
23 Oklahoma 3,814,820 3,751,351 +1.69%
24 Nebraska 1,855,525 1,826,341 +1.60%
25 Montana 1,005,141 989,415 +1.59%
26 Louisiana 4,601,893 4,533,372 +1.51%
27 New York 19,668,774 19,378,102 +1.50%
28 Minnesota 5,379,139 5,303,925 +1.42%
29 New Mexico 2,085,538 2,059,179 +1.28%
30 Kansas 2,885,905 2,853,118 +1.15%
31 Arkansas 2,949,131 2,915,918 +1.14%
32 Massachusetts 6,612,450 6,547,629 +0.99%
33 Kentucky 4,380,415 4,339,367 +0.95%
34 Iowa 3,074,186 3,046,355 +0.91%
35 Alabama 4,822,023 4,779,736 +0.88%
36 New Jersey 8,864,590 8,791,894 +0.83%
37 Indiana 6,537,334 6,483,802 +0.83%
38 Wisconsin 5,726,398 5,686,986 +0.69%
39 Mississippi 2,984,926 2,967,297 +0.59%
40 Missouri 6,021,988 5,988,927 +0.55%
41 Pennsylvania 12,763,536 12,702,379 +0.48%
42 Connecticut 3,590,347 3,574,097 +0.45%
43 Illinois 12,875,255 12,830,632 +0.35%
44 New Hampshire 1,320,718 1,316,470 +0.32%
45 West Virginia 1,855,413 1,852,994 +0.13%
46 Ohio 11,544,225 11,536,504 +0.07%
47 Maine 1,329,192 1,328,361 +0.06%
48 Michigan 9,883,360 9,877,670 +0.06%
49 Vermont 626,011 625,741 +0.04%
50 Rhode Island 1,050,292 1,052,567 −0.22%
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