A "My City" essay on Denver
from local engineer/musician John Runnels was headlined "cranes, costumes, craft beer and cannabis."
With so much to do, new people move here every day. Just from the vibrations the city gives off, it’s obvious that the economy is doing well.
Having worked both as a professional musician and as an engineer designing buildings, I have an interesting perspective on what that economy looks like.
Strangely, both jobs are similar in the way the bigger economic picture affects them. Live music is a luxury and usually one of the first expenses cut when budgets are tight. As an engineer, you’re one of the first to know when new buildings are on the way. For me it was extremely noticeable when the recession was coming to an end in 2011. Since then it’s only been an upward trend, evidenced by all that construction and the flourishing music scene
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