The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) chose Denver as one of the cities where it will expand into a satellite office, creating hundreds of patent examiner jobs.
Local officials said the expansion will also create hundreds of jobs in associated businesses and have an anticipated economic impact of $440 million in the first five years of operation.
The USPTO chose Denver because the Metro Denver region has one of the highest per capita rates of people with science and technology degrees, has relatively low living costs, and offers a high quality of life and a desirable location in which to recruit and retain the most talented workers. In fact, U.S. Census data showed that Denver was the top city for relocating adults ages 25 to 34 (Feb. 2011 to Feb. 2012).
Stapleton is the ideal business address for corporate and government users such as the USPTO because of its location, accessibility via commuter rail and interstates, strong labor demographics, real estate options and engaging lifestyle. Current office users at Stapleton, such as the FBI Regional Headquarters and U.S. Bank, have already established operations for these reasons. Stapleton presents a unique commercial opportunity for office users with a variety of site options for every business need. In addition to offering multitenant and corporate campus sites along Interstate 70, Stapleton has transit-orient development sites adjacent to Central Park Station, one of seven stops on the RTD East Corridor commuter rail line connecting Union Station and DIA (currently under construction).