DOING BUSINESS IN COLORADO

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
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mike.landes@state.co.us
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Doing business in Colorado

Colorado is home to a diverse portfolio of advanced and growing industries, powered by our top talent and driving innovation in the technologies of the future. Companies choose Colorado for our highly educated workforce, the collaborative and stable ecosystem, our central location that allows for global market access, and the nation-leading quality of life.

— Eve Lieberman, Executive Director,
Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
Doing business in Colorado
Skyline of Denver, Colorado (Photo: courtesy Metro Denver EDC)

  TARGETED GROWTH SECTORS

Quantum: The leading edge of this world-changing field is happening in Colorado. The state hosts the largest ecosystem in the nation and was just awarded a Quantum Tech Hub designation from the EDA.


Semiconductors: Colorado is among a handful of U.S. locations with dense semiconductor operations. The ecosystem here is vibrant and diverse, including R&D, design, materials and equipment providers, fabricators, and packaging and testing. And it is growing through the CHIPS Act.


Cleantech: Colorado ranks first in the region and fifth in the nation as a cleantech hub, employing more than 64,000 people and seeing more than $1 billion in venture capital investment since 2019.

  TOP PROJECTS

COMPANY
LOCATION
JOBS
VSK Energy
Brighton
900+
Entegris
Colorado Springs
600
Meyer Burger
Colorado Springs
350
Zivaro 
Colorado Springs
300
Agilent
Frederick
275

FEATURED LOCATIONS

Colorado

Colorado is home to a diverse portfolio of advanced and growing industries, powered by some of the top talent in the nation. Companies choose Colorado because of its collaborative and stable ecosystem, the central location that allows for global market access, and the nation-leading quality of life. Colorado truly is the best place to live and work.

Grand Junction Economic PartnershipThe Grand Junction Economic Partnership is the primary economic development agency for City of Grand Junction, City of Fruita, and Town of Palisade. They specialize in site selection and commercial real estate support, navigating available incentives, workforce development support, and facilitating connections to key stakeholders at the state and local levels.

  FAST FACTS

Population (July 2022 est.): 5,839,926¹
Largest Cities (2020): Denver (717,630); Colorado Springs (480,213); Aurora (386,580); Fort Collins (169,032); Lakewood (156,143)¹
Real GDP (2022): $385.8 billion²

¹U.S. Census Bureau
²Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

  TECH CREDITS & GRANTS

Colorado CHIPS Zones and Refundable Tax Credits are new programs designed to increase access to, and usefulness of, state income tax incentives for semiconductor and advanced manufacturing companies.
The Advanced Industries (AI) Accelerator catalyzes local technology development by providing grants to innovative Colorado companies.

  TOP BUSINESS FACILITIES RANKINGS

#2 Green Jobs
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#3 Housing Market Growth
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Top 10 Tech Talent Pipeline
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Top 10 EV Charging Infrastructure
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Top 10 Outdoor Recreation
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Top 10 Wind Power (Installed MW)
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#2 Housing Growth (Large Cities): Aurora
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#3 Tech Talent Leaders (Labor Pool 50K-125K): Denver
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#3 Food Processing: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood
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Top 5 Manufacturing Hubs (Mid-Sized): Fort Collins
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From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities

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