By Joe RubinoThe Denver Post
Same boom, different year.
Downtown Denver’s decade-long economic explosion continued unabated in 2018 and the first part of 2019. More people are living in the city’s core neighborhoods than ever before. More people are working downtown than ever before. Heck, the 16th Street Mall even got that Target store economic development folks have been lusting after for decades.
On Thursday, the Downtown Denver Partnership held its annual State of Downtown Denver meeting where it highlighted its 2019 report on the status of what it calls the “center city.” Challenges remain — specifically when it comes to building a diverse workforce — but the report paints a picture of a downtown that is meeting the partnership’s goals of being economically healthy, vibrant and growing.