The nine-county Metro Denver region ranks second in private-sector aerospace employment out of the 50 largest metropolitan areas, with 20,020 workers. Colorado is the second-largest space economy in the United States, behind California.
Metro Denver Aerospace Employment Snapshot
|Five-Year Employment Growth ('11-'16)||2.3% (-3.2%)|
|One-Year Employment Growth (2016)||1.9% (-0.9%)|
|Direct Employment Concentration (2016)||0.9% (0.2%)|
|Employment Concentration Ranking (Among 50 largest metros)||2|
This region has attracted the nation’s top aerospace contractors to Metro Denver, including:
- Intrex Aerospace
- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
- The Boeing Company
- Harris Corporation
- Lockheed Martin
- Northrop Grumman
- Sierra Nevada Corporation
Source: Metro Denver EDC