West Denver Knowledge-Intensive Services: 'Pathways to Growth' Survey

Our economic future cannot be predicted and is not predetermined; it can be invented and shaped by business and community leaders who support economic growth. If you’re receiving this survey, you’re already recognized as a valuable part of West Denver's business community. Please take this survey and share your perspective with other business leaders to help identity scenarios for your industry to prosper in West Denver in the years ahead. PURPOSE: This survey, initiated by the City of Lakewood, is part of an economic development effort which aims to generate a better understanding of knowledge-intensive services in West Denver (Lakewood, Golden). DEFINITIONS: Knowledge-Intensive Services” are large and dynamic sectors in the U.S. economy. For this study, we define knowledge-intensive services as Professional, business and technical services, Financial services, and selected Public administration and homeland security related services, and selected Administrative services. Knowledge-intensive services feature relatively large shares of jobs where the employees undertake complex tasks, problem-solving, learning new things on the job, and high levels of computer, internet and email use etc. Knowledge-intensive services can be subdivided into two categories: (a) Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS) providing knowledge-intensive support for the business processes of other organizations with a focus towards scientists, engineers, and other professional experts; and (b) Knowledge Intensive Consumer Services (KICS) delivering knowledge-intensive services targeted towards end-consumers. The KIBS sector has well documented linkages with services that facilitate innovation, while the KICS sector can be an intensive user of information technology solutions. The survey is for companies in either category in the West Denver area (Lakewood, Golden). TAKING THE SURVEY: The survey is intended to be completed by the CEO or a senior executive of the company to which it is addressed. We respect that your time is precious, but your participation is vital for informing change. What are the issues affecting your firm and your industry in the region? We value your perspective and insight. Please take the time (approximately 20 minutes) to complete this important business survey exploring potential 'Pathways to Growth'. VALUE TO YOUR BUSINESS: Firms that participate in the survey will get to share in the findings (individual data will remain confidential): (i) Get insight on local industry strengths, opportunities and challenges. (ii) Learn about common 'Pathways to Growth' identified by businesses in the area. (iii) Participating firms will have access to performance data based on industry averages. Click 'Submit' at the end to save the survey! You will be given a link (URL address) allowing you to edit your survey.


To put your perspective in context, we need to understand what your business does, the industry it serves, and the vertical markets you serve or sell to.