A Workforce of Which to Be Envious

What do the Grammy-nominated Lumineers and Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser spacecraft have in common? They both call Colorado home. From our inspired creatives to our driven innovators, Colorado’s talented and dynamic workforce is second to none.

Colorado continually tops the charts for job and economy growth, as well as being recognized as one of the best places in the nation to do business. On top of that, Colorado is known as much for its booming business climate as its superior lifestyle. What’s the secret to our success? A talented and dynamic workforce.

Ranked as the best in the nation, our labor pool is essential to the innovation and drive that our state’s economy benefits from. With a median age of 36.5, numerous high-performance education and research institutions, and a plethora of job training support organizations, Colorado’s workforce allows resident employers to create, grow and compete in a global economy.

Unemployment Rate as of January 2016
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Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Percent of Persons age 25 Years or More
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# 1
Best labor pool Forbes , 2015
# 2
Most educated state Yahoo , 2015
# 3
Easiest city to find a job, Denver Forbes , 2015
Laura-Blomquist-cropped Laura Blomquist Senior Manager of Strategy & Analystics (303) 892-3840