When these fields reach success, they keep going.

Stat: Colorado’s economy is ranked #1 nationally and the state’s business environment ranks #4.

-U.S. News & World Report Best States, 2019

Industries

Industry is defined as a commercial enterprise in a particular field. With the largest concentration of high-tech corporate workers living and working in Denver South, the region is redefining industries. They’re innovators. They’re game-changers.

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Aviation and Aerospace

An industry miles above the rest

We’re a premier hub for the evolution of products and systems for commercial, military and exploration applications. For these efforts, the Denver South region represents nearly 22% of all aerospace employment in the nine-county Metro Denver and Northern Colorado region

2019 Cluster Report

In the neighborhood: United Launch Alliance, Sierra Nevada Corporation, UP Aerospace Inc., Jeppeson, A Boeing Company, Oakman Aerospace Inc., BYE Aerospace, General Atomics

Broadcasting and Telecommunications

An industry sending a strong message, loud and clear.

The rapid escalation of telecommunications in the Denver South region cannot go unnoticed. As one of the region’s largest clusters, about 18,860 employees in over 400 companies command one of the largest clusters in the region.

2019 Cluster Report

In the neighborhood: Charter Communications, Comcast Corporation, Liberty Media Corporation, DISH Network

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Energy

An industry where the power’s always on.

Growth for the energy economy continues to climb for this particular industry in Denver South. The integration of renewable energy and the state’s rich energy resource base makes this a textbook study for the nation on traditional and new energy development.

2019 Cluster Report

In the neighborhood: Cool Planet, Gevo, Westmoreland Coal Co., ARCADIS

Engineering Services

An industry of grand designs and grander rewards.

The Denver South Corridor is home to one of the highest concentrations of engineering services employment anywhere in the nation and has the highest concentration of engineers out of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country.

2019 Cluster Report

In the neighborhood: CH2M, Merrick & Company, Burns & McDonnell, AECOM, Jacobs Engineering Group

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Financial Services

An industry where money talks and makes noise.

The high number of corporate talent with many diplomas and degrees in Denver South earns deep respect for the financial industry. the financial services cluster is the largest in the Denver South region in terms of employment, earning it the well-deserved moniker ‘Wall Street of the West.’

2019 Cluster Report

In the neighborhood: Charles Schwab Corporation, Fidelity Investments, Western Union, Great-West Financial

Healthcare and Life Sciences

An industry with a very healthy outlook.

This industry spearheads its success through leading research institutions, scientific talent and unique assets. nearly 26,510 workers cover approximately 2,240 companies in the Denver South region. It’s one of the fastest growing, for good reason.

2019 Cluster Report

In the neighborhood: Sky Ridge Medical Center, Envision Helathcare, PeakMed

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Information Technology & Communications

An industry where high-tech professionals achieve the highest standards.

The talented workforce and entrepreneurial ecosystem make this industry a force to reckon with in Denver South. The region is home to nearly 20,750 IT-software and electronics workers in approximately 760 companies, employing 6.5 percent of the region’s total employment base.

2019 Cluster Report

In the neighborhood: Oracle, CenturyLink, Cognizant