“As technology companies sent workers home in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, they also were among the best equipped to keep staff since employees didn’t need to be at the office to sit in front of a computer.

And as it turned out, such companies not only added jobs during the pandemic but the overall sector saw year-over-year job growth in September, according to data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.”

“It was always growing,” Neer said. “But we don’t have to tell the story as much because cities are realizing that we can be part of their resiliency plan.”