About Prosper CO

Prosper CO is committed to making Colorado the best place to live, work and do business – no matter your race, ethnicity or gender. A joint initiative launched in 2019 by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation and Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, Prosper CO brings together the public, private and nonprofit sectors to identify, understand and eliminate the barriers to opportunity in Colorado. It is our pledge to every Coloradan, especially women and people of color who continue to face barriers, that we will take action to remove barriers and create an economy that provides access to opportunities for all Coloradans.

Our primary goal is to first identify and understand what causes disparity. Armed with information and insights, we will pinpoint strategies to ensure all Coloradans benefit from our economic prosperity. We will then work to make those strategies a reality.

Think legislation. Programming. Infrastructure improvements. Workforce development partnerships. These are the kinds of large, systemic changes we seek. The kinds of solutions that will transform Colorado.

WE WANT...

a sustainable economy.

all our kids to have opportunities.

all sectors to thrive.

all of Colorado to prosper.

About the Chamber Family

The Chamber family is one organization divided into four specialized teams. Each group plays a distinct but critical role for the Metro Denver business community. From policy representation and engagement, to economic growth, to leadership development, to small business support, these roles work together to create a simple but powerful organizational purpose: to make business, our community and Colorado overall more successful.\

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce was established more than 152 years ago by a group of bold and committed business leaders connecting Colorado to the Transcontinental Railroad. From day one, our focus has been on putting more Coloradans in great careers, which involves everything from building networks and providing business education, to developing leaders and reinforcing a business-friendly policy environment.

Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation is building a stronger community through skilled and inspired leadership. We elevate the visibility and influence of socially responsibly companies in our region.\

Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation is the nation’s first regional economic development authority and represents the nine counties, 66 communities, and robust mix of industries and companies that support our regional economy.

Denver Metro Small Business Development Center has a longstanding tradition of partnering with area entrepreneurs to knock down barriers together. Through our core services – free one-on-one consulting, training, and programs – we strive to provide Colorado’s small business owners who are just getting started with the resources they need to reach their full potential.

Our process:

  • Convene stakeholders
  • Review existing research
  • Conduct community surveys and interviews
  • Analyze data
  • Determine short- and long-term solutions
  • Write and release data summary and strategy overview
  • Implement solutions

Our areas of focus:

  1. Jobs: Move more Coloradans into jobs that pay well and have good benefits and continually work to ensure more women and people of color can access those jobs. View our goals and strategies.
  2. Entrepreneurship: Start and grow more small businesses owned by women and people of color. View our goals and strategies.
  3. Homeownership: Provide stability and the opportunity to begin to build wealth through homeownership. View our goals and strategies.