Assistant Economics Professor Andrew Friedson said if you’re looking for the best possible story about Hickenlooper’s lasting impact on the economy, “it has to be that he prevented us from getting into this top tier of congestion.” People and companies move here and create jobs for reasons that have nothing to do Hickenlooper, he said. They’re here for Denver International Airport, the mountains, the educated workforce and the climate. In summary, Friedson said, “The worst possible story you can tell about him is he lucked into something and stayed out of the way.”
Hickenlooper’s Economy Roars, But How Much Of That Is Thanks To Him?
Colorado Public Radio, Jan 2