a vibrant regional economy

desired outcomes

  • All residents have access to a range of transportation, employment, commerce, housing, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

    The region’s economy prospers when all residents have access to a range of transportation, employment, housing, education, cultural and recreational opportunities. The region’s transportation network is critical in enabling commerce and providing access to basic needs and quality-of-life amenities that allow the region’s residents to succeed.

  • Investments in infrastructure and amenities allow people and businesses to thrive and prosper.

    The region’s continuous investments in infrastructure support a globally connected economy and offer opportunities for all residents to share and contribute to sustained regional prosperity. Vibrant and thriving communities, accessible and protected natural resources, and diverse cultural amenities are economic assets and make our region a highly desirable place to live, work and raise a family.

Spark Centennial: Placemaking Through Community-Focused Activation

An innovative program launched by the City of Centennial, Spark Centennial partners with the community to create experiential events that highlight local businesses and activate shopping centers affected by the changing retail landscape. The program has reinvigorated a vibrant local economy that also builds on the connection between residents and businesses.

performance measures

Performance measures are critically important in monitoring the region’s progress toward Metro Vision themes and outcomes. They are used to obtain regular measurement of outcomes and results. They also generate reliable data to help local governments and partners evaluate policies, programs and initiatives. As part of its reporting on plan progress toward a vibrant regional economy, DRCOG will use the performance measures outlined below.

  • regional employment

    million jobs

    2014 Baseline | 1.87

    2019 Observation | 2.14

    2040 Target | 2.60

  • housing near high-frequency or rapid transit

    share of total housing units

    2014 Baseline | 14.0%

    2019 Observation | 17.3%

    2040 Target | 20.0%

  • employment near high-frequency or rapid transit

    share of total employment

    2014 Baseline | 32.3%

    2019 Observation | 37.5%

    2040 Target | 45.0%

  • comprehensive performance measures status report

discover more

Find current and past plans, data, research, reports, presentations and events to improve your ability to get involved and stay active in creating and sustaining a vibrant regional economy.

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