305,850
Employment

15,699
Establishment

$51,702
Average Wages

1.0
Location Quotient

Industry Overview

Already home to a fit and active population due to active lifestyles, access to the outdoors, and sunshine, Colorado is building health and wellness into the state brand and aims to be the healthiest state in the nation. Every corner of Colorado has local innovators and regional leaders in health and wellness. Grand Junction is a national model for efficient healthcare. Pueblo is focusing on creating regional centers of excellence for healthcare. Northern Colorado’s Poudre Valley Health System and the Heart Center of the Rockies are regional leaders. The Fitzsimons Life Science District and Anschutz medical Campus in Aurora is the largest medical-related redevelopment in the United States and the world’s only completely new research, education, and patient care complex. Across the state, innovation in health and wellness bolster regional economies.

Regional Partnerships

Regions: Northeast, Northern Front Range, Metro Denver, Central Eastern Plains, South Eastern Plains, Central Western Slope, North Western Slope, Central Mountain, Upper Arkansas Valley

Regional health & wellness sector partnerships across the state are led by businesses in partnership with public partners in order to take action to address common opportunities. Business partners are working with public partners from workforce, education, and economic development to develop an action plan and address common industry needs.

Statewide Partnerships

Health and Wellness Key Industry Network

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, in partnership with the Colorado Health Institute and Colorado Health Foundation are taking a new approach to promote health and wellness as a business imperative key to the growth of the state’s economy. As part of this development strategy, a diverse group of industry stakeholders are being brought together to develop a comprehensive business plan for the health and wellness industry. Business leaders and stakeholders are being convened across the state throughout the summer to develop a comprehensive business plan. Join the conversation to become involved in the development of this critical plan.

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