Vectra Bank’s 20th Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast
President, Development Research Partners
Patricia Silverstein is the president of Development Research Partners, a Jefferson County,
Colorado-based real estate analysis and economic development research company founded in 1994.
Ms. Silverstein’s expertise is in economic research and economic development, including industry
cluster studies and strategic economic development planning. She has extensive experience in
preparing economic impact and fiscal impact analysis for community development purposes. In
addition, she serves as the consulting chief economist for the Metro Denver Economic Development
Corp. and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. In these roles, she compiles, interprets, and
forecasts economic and demographic data for the Denver metropolitan area and performs in-depth
research on issues and proposed developments impacting the region.
Ms. Silverstein received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln,
Nebraska (1983) and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder (1986).
Ms. Silverstein is active in a number of business and professional organizations, including chair
of the manufacturing committee of the University of Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum and
member of the Economic Development Council of Colorado, the Governor’s Revenue Estimating
Advisory Committee, and the Denver Association of Business Economists.