Wadley Donovan Gutshaw Consulting recently conducted a labor market study of the Denver metropolitan area. The study concludes that Stapleton draws from a very deep, qualified labor pool when compared with other Denver submarkets (Downtown Denver and Denver Tech Center).
Pertinent findings of the study:
- Nearly all sizeable concentrations of knowledge worker talent live within 30 minutes of Stapleton. See attached Stapleton Commute Zone map.
- The scale and depth of Stapleton’s labor force ranks it in the upper 15% of metro areas in the nation.
- The Stapleton labor pool draws a younger, more demographically diverse population than competing labor pools in Downtown Denver and the Denver Technological Center (DTC).
- The Stapleton labor pool is consistent with the needs of varied office and high technology operations.
- The highest group of employees in peak employment years (25 to 54 years old) is oriented to the north of Stapleton.
- The projected population of the 30 minute Stapleton commute zone is expected to grow by 5.6% between 2010 and 2015, which is about 20% above the national rate.
- Stapleton’s strengths include the labor pool that already live in the community and its access to Denver’s labor force.