Interested in Learning Where Metro Denver Jobs are Growing and Expanding?
Learn about Metro Denver and Northern Colorado regions targeted for economic development efforts. Metro Denver’s employer base represents a cross-section of industries, with nine key industry clusters defined as groups of similar and related firms in a specific geographic area that share common markets, technologies, worker skill needs, and which are often linked by buyer/seller relationships.
The nine major industry clusters include: Aerospace, Aviation, Bioscience, Broadband & Digital Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Financial Services, Food & Beverage Production, Healthcare & Wellness, and IT-Software.
Presenter: Lisa Strunk, Senior Economist at Research Development Partners
Lisa Strunk’s expertise is in identifying, analyzing, and describing key industry trends for business and economic development purposes. Ms. Strunk prepares all aspects of primary data research including instrument design, data collection, and analysis for specialized industry cluster research projects for various cities, counties, and customized geographic regions that highlight target industries for growth and retention. She also performs in-depth economic and fiscal impact analysis and assembles and analyzes economic and demographic data for varying project needs. Prior to joining DRP, Lisa was a senior research analyst for the Colorado Health Institute, a statistical analyst at the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, and an economist in the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting.
Ms. Strunk earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Pennsylvania State University. She is an active member of the Denver Association of Business Economists.