Denver and Colorado have been fortunate to see an incredible economic boom over the past twenty plus years, even growing through the recession. Much of this started with the development of the blighted lower downtown Denver area (LoDo). Governor John Hickenlooper was on the front end of this effort when he started the Wynkoop Brewing Company in 1988. Through various public private partnerships, including bringing major league baseball to town and the development of a major league stadium, the boom began with the reinvigoration of LoDo. From there Mr. Hickenlooper became the Mayor of the City and County of Denver, and then the governor of the State of Colorado. Mr. Hickenlooper will discuss his successes using economic development tactics and public private partnerships.