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Monday, November 25, 2019

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Parker, Colorado, is home to unbridled opportunity. Located in northern Douglas County, the town is strategically situated between Colorado’s two largest cities - 20 miles from downtown Denver and 55 miles from Colorado Springs. Its 56,000 residents have chosen to live here because of the high quality of life the town offers, including its small-town appeal and proximity to the city. Many businesses are also discovering the opportunities Parker’s strategic location provides, and as a result, they are choosing to put down roots and call Parker “home.” 

Business is Booming in Parker

Parker has attracted businesses in the specialty manufacturing, health sciences, finance and high-tech industries, to name a few.  The Compark Business Campus is a large mixed-use planned development that has taken advantage of Parker’s location and has cultivated an active business community with tenants in the abovementioned industries, and more. Charter Communications, the nation’s leading broadband communications company, chose the Parker Compark Business Campus to house its 85,000 square-foot Technology and Engineering Center. 

Bret Picciolo, senior director of communications for Charter’s northwest region, stated that the South Denver area has developed into an attractive destination for the technology industry, and Charter’s “vision for this community has always aligned with that of Parker’s and is one reason we have made such a strong commitment to the area.”

Compark is also home to Rocky Vista University – College of Osteopathic Medicine, a private, for-profit health sciences university that serves about 750 doctoral students. The area’s existing hospital infrastructure, as well as the accessibility to E-470 and Denver International Airport, were appealing reasons for choosing Parker, according to President and CEO Dr. Clint Adams.

Parker is Accessible 

Getting to and from Parker is easy. It provides access to I-25 and E-470 and is close to two major airports: Denver International Airport is 25 miles away and Centennial Airport, a general aviation airport that directly serves the corporate, business and private sector flying community, is only five miles away. What’s more, three light rail stations are situated within three to five miles of Parker and provide accessibility to all areas of Metro Denver. 

Along with its accessibility, Parker also has 500,000 square feet of new retail space planned for the next three-to-five years to add to the 1.5 million square feet of existing space, which will prime the area for continued growth. And another half-million of additional square feet of flex industrial space will be available in the Compark Business Complex in 2020. Finally, new Mainstreet projects will enhance the downtown area, making Parker a destination for people from all walks of life.

Plus there are the people of Parker who are an excellent asset for any business looking to locate to the area. Fifty-five percent of Parker’s residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher and the area has a labor force of nearly 90,000 with in a 5-mile radius.

It is an exciting time to be a part of the Parker community. To discover more about Parker and how its location and people make it a first-class place for your business, please feel free to get in touch with Parker Economic Development Department. 

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