Economic and Demographic Research

Development Research Partners provides research in support of business and community activities, ranging from community profiles to evaluating and forecasting economic and market conditions.

Recent Projects include:

RESET: 2022 Economic Forecast for Metro Denver
March 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic caused many changes in our economic system over the past two years. Now is the time to reset our business and household operations so that we can move forward with refreshed outlooks. Supplier challenges and worker shortages have led to rapidly rising costs, making renegotiations essential. Companies are reinventing how they use their physical space. Consumer spending, which was resilient throughout the pandemic as many household items were replaced, will likely shift back to historic growth levels. Housing affordability issues continue as our communities ponder how best to build and rebuild.

This presentation will discuss current and projected growth trends at the national, state, regional, and local levels. The presentation features employment and industry trends, population growth and consumer activity, and the residential and commercial real estate markets.

An overview of the Economic Forecast is available on the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp’s website and a summary presentation is available below.

Summary Presentation 2022 Forecast

Monthly Economic Indicators

The Monthly Economic Indicators is a comprehensive analysis of economic conditions in the seven-county Metro Denver area, including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties. The report contains four sections: labor force and employment, the consumer sector, residential real estate, and commercial real estate. The report presents recent data and long-term trends for the seven-county region.

A synopsis of the current Monthly Economic Indicators is available on the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp’s website.

Previous Monthly Indicators

June 2022

May 2022

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022

Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation’s Data Central

Development Research Partners provides timely and accurate economic and demographic data and research to the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. Much of the data can be found on their website.

Toward a More Competitive Colorado – 20th Edition
December 2021

Toward a More Competitive Colorado (TMCC) is an annual benchmark study measuring Colorado’s competitive position among the other 49 states. The TMCC report utilizes over 100 different measures of economic competitiveness from numerous national rankings and studies, identifying the state’s strengths and challenges in several key areas including economic vitality, innovation, taxes, livability, K-12 education, higher education, health, and infrastructure. The report includes several international measures analyzing Colorado’s place as a global competitor. The full report, and an executive summary of the report are available on the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp’s website.

The Millennial Influence in Metro Denver
October 2016

The Millennial population includes individuals born between 1981 and 1997. Millennials are the largest population group in Metro Denver and are vital to Metro Denver’s labor force and economic future.

Spotlight on Lakewood – A Discussion of What Makes a Healthy Community
August 2016

Community and Economic Profiles 
Development Research Partners customized research and analysis to help market your community. Economic and community profiles include the most current economic and demographic data for site selectors, businesses, residents, and others interested in expanding or locating to a region. Profiles may be just a few pages or more comprehensive.

Metro Denver Economic Profile

Customized Economic Indicators Reports

Development Research Partners specializes in creating and preparing economic reports tailored to clients’ specific geography and information needs. Reports may be prepared monthly, quarterly, or annually and may include current and historic economic conditions, business news, and real estate activity. Development Research Partners prepares customized economic reports for a variety of government and economic development organizations. Samples of a few reports are found below.

Downtown Denver Partnership Quarterly Report

Jefferson County Quarterly Economic Summary