Take a bow, Denver. This week, Forbes magazine says the Mile High City is among the nation’s 15 best when it comes to emerging downtowns. LoDo, in particular, is held up as a model for revitalization and public-private partnership.
As Forbes notes: “Denver, relative to the rest of the county, has been a faster growing city, with a population growing by about 1.3 percent per year, according to Moody’s Economy, and a 2012 that clocked 2.4 percent job growth and 3.3 percent economic growth.” Among other cities with emerging downtowns are Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Milwaukee.
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While the Forbes piece doesn’t rank the cities, it positions them as highly marketable places for college-educated professionals between the ages of 25 to 34, who tend to want to live in “tight-knit urban neighborhoods that are close to work and have lots of entertainment and shopping options within an easy walk.”
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