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Find out what it's like to live in Denver, Colorado, home to Penford corporate headquarters and Penford Food Ingredients Co., and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, home of Penford Products Co.

Denver, Colorado

Mile high on life
Everything about Denver, Colorado, makes it high on people's list of ideal places to work and live. Mile high, in fact.

The great outdoors are greater in and around Denver. With its proximity to the Rocky Mountains and generally sunny weather, you'll find residents skiing and hiking in the winter, and climbing, kayaking and camping in the summer.

The city of Denver has the 20th largest population in the U.S. and the 10th largest downtown. Denver boasts the second largest performing arts center in the world and is one of only two cities in the U.S. with eight professional sports teams.

With one of the nation's strongest metropolitan economies, the median household income in the Metro Denver area is 15.6% higher than the national median income.

Helpful Links
City and County of Denver
Denver Tourist & Vacation Information

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

More time to enjoy life
You'll find more balance in your life in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Cedar Rapids offers all the excitement and energy of a big city without the long commutes and bumper-to-bumper traffic. That leaves you with more time to enjoy life and experience everything Cedar Rapids has to offer.

Vibrant. Dynamic. Cosmopolitan. There are just a few of the ways people describe Cedar Rapids. As the second largest city in the state, it's large enough to be brimming with culture. Yet, it’s small enough to provide all of the things that Iowa’s famous for – great schools, safe neighborhoods and beautiful green space as far as the eye can see.

As one of the largest cities in the world for corn processing, it’s a great place to grow your career. Don’t take our word for it. In April 2010, Forbes Magazine named Cedar Rapids the #13 Best Place for Business and Careers.

Helpful Links
Cedar Rapids Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
City of Cedar Rapids