Denver leaders, including Mayor Michael Hancock, are launching a new "Denver’s Ready" campaign today to repopulate office buildings and revive downtown after its pandemic-driven desolation.
Why it matters: Denver's recovery depends on a thriving city center and bustling sidewalks along the 16th Street Mall.
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Of the 145,000 workers who usually fill our office towers and sustain local food vendors and shops, only roughly 20% of them have been at work, Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership, told John in March.
What to expect: Business leaders will be invited to take a pledge to begin transitioning back to their offices by May 10 and join the more than 135 companies that have already agreed to start reopening.
Coalition membership offers resources from industry leaders, including downtown access to COVID-19 testing and vaccines as well as workplace health and safety tips.
What they’re saying: "Not only are we ready to continue to welcome employers and employees back to downtown, we’re ready to 'wow' them," Door said in a statement.
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