When people think about the most international cities in the United States, they generally think about Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and New York City.
However, nowadays Denver, Colorado is changing into a true international city for four main reasons!
Denver is a leader in international conferences and events
In 2010 and 2013, Denver was the host of the Biennial of the Americas, a month long celebration of the Americas and its rich culture, people, and ideas. The event attracted people from all over the hemisphere and addressed many social, cultural, and political issues from around the globe.
The Denver International Airport (DIA) is the 5th busiest airport in North America and the 13th busiest in world. Due to Denver’s central location in the U.S., DIA has flights to over 170 destinations worldwide with direct flights to Reykjavik (Iceland), Mexico City (Mexico), Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Tokyo (Japan), and even Frankfurt (Germany), among others.
Home to well-known international organizations
In addition to the many Denver companies who are doing business internationally, Denver is also home to some very well-known international organizations. For example the World Trade Center Denver works to promote international trade in the Rocky Mountain region through education and connections to their global network of other World Trade Centers.
Denver’s leaders have a Worldview
Two of Denver’s biggest leaders, Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Governor John Hickenlooper, truly have a worldview. Both are encouraging the city and state to engage in more international activity by participating in overseas trips and trade missions, and by ensuring Denver continues to be a friendly place for international business and people.
Those are just four of the biggest reasons why Denver is a great international city!