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Old 04-08-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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Does Denver have much of a manufacturing or industrial base?
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Berkeley Neighborhood, Denver, CO USA
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Does Denver have much of a manufacturing or industrial base?
Probably about as much as most US cities have these days, which is next to nothing. I'd say that Gates Rubber was the last major manufacturer in Denver.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Manufacturing is basically limited to two types of areas:
1. Areas that are close to the market, and
2. Areas that are close to the raw materials needed to make the product.

Since Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region are a very small and isolated market, the first type doesn't really apply. The cost of transporting goods long distances to large markets on the West and East Coasts would eat into the profits that could be made.

Since there are few raw materials that come from this area, there is little to no processing of raw materials that take place in or around Denver.

Most processing-type jobs are based around agriculture (dairying, meat packing, some poultry) as that is the strength of the area.

Denver jobs are largely based on the city's proximity to other places (this includes satellite communications, large airport operations, and Federal Government offices), our status as the largest city in the region (regional distribution, regional headquarters, etc.) and services to people who live here (retail, banking, etc.).
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