Colorado has the third-highest concentration of tech workers, with 9 percent of the state’s private sector workforce employed in technology firms, according to the CompTIA’s Cyberstates 2016 report.
IT-software was the region’s fastest growing cluster in 2016 (+9.4 percent) as a result of landmark company expansion and venture capital activity. A strong entrepreneurial spirit fuels this industry, employing 54,580 workers at 5,180 companies throughout the nine-county region.
Metro Denver IT - Software Employment Snapshot
|Five-Year Employment Growth (2011-2016)||27.5% (27.8%)|
|One-Year Employment Growth (2016)||9.4% (4%)|
|Direct Employment Concentration (2016)||2.4% (1.9%)|
|Employment Concentration Ranking (Among 50 largest metros)||8|
This region has attracted the nation’s top IT/Software companies to Metro Denver, including:
- Advanced Systems Group
- Sungard Network Solutions
- CAD 1/Sirko Associates
- SpaceClaim Corp.
Source: Metro Denver EDC