188,644
Employment

16,346
Establishment

$65,875
Average Wages

0.9
Location Quotient

Industry Overview

Like many economic activities that are heavily reliant on infrastructures, the transportation and logistics industry is an important component of Colorado’s economy; impacting the development and welfare of local and regional communities. When transportation systems are efficient, they provide economic and social opportunities, such as better accessibility to markets, employment and increased financial investments.

In 2012 more than $18.6 billion, or 7.5%, of Colorado’s Gross State Product (GSP) is a direct result of the economic output from its transportation and logistics industry. Nationally, the transportation and logistics industry accounts for 8.1 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Regional Partnerships

Regions: Central Eastern Plains, Southeastern, Southwestern

Regional transportation and logistics 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

A diverse group of industry stakeholders are being brought together to develop a comprehensive business plan for transportation and logistics in Colorado. 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 Colorado’s transportation and logistics plan.

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