142,861
Employment

10,056
Establishment

$101,500
Average Wages

1.3
Location Quotient

Industry Overview

Colorado’s technology and information industry has helped transform the state’s economic base, and has been a major driver of its economic growth over the past decade. The industry continues to provide support for other high tech sectors, with more recent emphasis on software that facilitates renewable energy, cleantech, and bioscience. Technology and information startup companies have garnered a hefty amount of venture capital financing, confirming the innovative nature and potential of this industry.

Colorado is a leading high-tech state with the second most educated workforce in the country, third highest concentration of high-tech workers nationwide and high-tech exports totaling more than $2.9 billion per year. There are more than 100 major IT operations that have chosen Colorado for key operations. Significant drivers include Colorado’s talent base, quality business environment, and concentration of technology professionals and innovation.

Regional Partnerships

Regions: Metro Denver

Regional technology & information 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

Colorado Technology Association (CTA)
CTA represents Colorado’s technology industry, one of the fastest growing segments of Colorado’s economy. We are focused on advancing the industry to be a globally competitive nucleus for innovation, technology and economic growth.

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