Manufacturing leaders in the state are also global leaders in advanced materials, as well as food manufacturing and beverage processing.
Colorado's aerospace industry ranks 2nd in the nation for private sector aerospace employment.
The bioscience industry in Colorado is a vital part of the state’s economy, with employment growth surpassing the national average.
Colorado is a global leader in the creative industries, which include six creative sectors: design, film and media, heritage, literary and publishing, performing arts, and visual arts and crafts.
Colorado is home to a diverse mix of Department of Defense military installations including the United States Air Force Academy and North American Defense Command (NORAD).
More than 300 R&D, manufacturing, and distribution companies exist in Colorado and provide electronics products, components, and services to the commercial and industrial sectors.
Colorado is recognized as a leader in wind, solar and geothermal energy, and defined the "new energy economy."
As the "Wall Street of the West," Colorado's Front Range is one of the few areas outside of the Northeast with a substantial financial services industry.
Colorado has a strong heritage in farming and ranching, as well as great depth in natural and organic foods, craft beverages and global restaurant franchises.
Already home to the fittest and leanest population due to active lifestyles and access to the great outdoors, Colorado aims to be the healthiest state in the nation.
World-class engineering, design, commercial and civil construction firms call Colorado home, and they sell their services to the world.
The technology industry has deep roots in Colorado and is a leading high-tech state, with the second most educated workforce in the country.
While experiencing the outdoors is a large part of the lifestyle in Colorado, it is also a significant economic driver.
Colorado’s transportation and logistics industry is enabled by multimodal transportation infrastructure elements that are privately and publicly owned and operated.