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In 1988, no one had ever heard of Facebook or Google. A hashtag was just a useless key on your cordless phone, and Michael J. Fox was about to make us all dream of a time when we could commute to work on a hoverboard.

That same year, Adams County and Denver had the vision to build a new international airport in Denver.

We’ve come a long way in the last 27 years. And while we still can’t promise you hoverboards, we do know that voting YES on 1A for DIA will keep Colorado’s economy thriving well into the 21st century.

Today, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Adams County Commissioner Erik Hansen joined leaders from across Adams County and Denver at Denver International Airport to launch the “1A for DIA” campaign.

1A for DIA campaign will be engaging voters in both Adams County and Denver to support new commercial businesses at DIA, bringing new manufacturing, new retail, and an estimated 12,000 new jobs to the airport.

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock at DIA launching the “1A for DIA” campaign.

By voting YES on 1A for DIA in November we can help DIA, Adams County, Denver, and the entire Rocky Mountain region grow even stronger.

Initiative 1A is an agreement between Adams County and Denver that would allow new types of commerce on DIA land, such as retail, manufacturing, and offices. It is a thoughtful approach to attracting new businesses which would create an estimated 12,000 new jobs for people living throughout the metro area.

Without raising taxes, this plan would:

  • Spark new commercial activity on and off the airport
  • Keep DIA competitive with other airports around the country and around the globe.
  • Usher in a new era of regional cooperation

DIA sits at the intersection of interstate highways, major rail lines, and air freight connections. By increasing business opportunities at the airport, we can build on these assets to benefit the entire region.

There’s plenty of room to grow. Vote YES on 1A to grow DIA as a catalyst for job creation and elevate Colorado’s economy.