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Metro Denver EDC Spearheads Life Sciences Growth 

Metro Denver EDC Spearheads Life Sciences Growth

Metro Denver EDC Spearheads Life Sciences Growth 

Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (EDC) catalyzes life sciences growth in Colorado’s Front Range communities, facilitating nearly 15 relocations or expansions of life sciences and health innovation companies within a 20-month period. With a legacy as one of the nation’s pioneering regional economic development organizations, Metro Denver EDC spans 11 counties and nearly 100 communities, shaping a vibrant economy and rich culture throughout Colorado. 

The organization’s commitment to the life sciences community is exemplified by its strategic partnerships and proactive support for companies seeking to establish roots in the region. A recent milestone—the relocation of Virta Health from San Francisco to downtown Denver last in October 2023—connects the region to a transformative healthcare organization specializing in reversing type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity. The company received relocation incentives, including performance-based job growth tax credits.

Metro Denver EDC played a pivotal role in facilitating Virta Health’s expansion, leveraging its extensive network and expertise to support the creation of high-paying jobs and foster groundbreaking healthcare advancements here in Colorado. 

CEO and co-founder of Virta Health, Sami Inkinen, commends Colorado’s growing reputation as an innovation hub, emphasizing the region’s exceptional talent pool and compassionate ethos. This collaboration underscores Metro Denver EDC’s unwavering dedication to propelling the life sciences sector forward.